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Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category
To deal with the rise of disease-resistant germs, ban antibiotic use on farms and give prizes for developing new antibiotics.
“And then, one day, health care for all came up.
Just as the Little President had known it would.”
The numbers show that healthgov.com is working.
Via Kevin Drum, Paul Waldman presents a truly epic post demonstrating that many insurers’ claims that rates are going up because of the Affordable Care Act are misleading and deceptive. The press seems to have been duped into thinking that thousands of people are seeing their rates go up because insurers are telling them so. […]
That is the big question being considered in this long read about the direct-to-consumer genetics firm 23andme and one mother’s struggle to make sense of (and peace with) a $99 genetic profile she got of her 5 year old adopted daughter. I was interviewed for this story because of my work on the use of […]
“Trickle-down” is not the only way to finance health-care innovation.
If healthcare.gov can’t get fixed in time, how about hiring enough call-center capacity to get the job done?
Austin Frakt with news of Blue Cross Blue Shield of California deciding not to cover proton beam therapy for prostate cancer because it is no better than other options, but costs more. Will this stick? By that, I mean that my experience in talking about health care cost control is that most people are all […]
I am very excited to be teaching a new Masters of Public Policy course this Fall at Duke University on The Future of Medicaid in North Carolina. The 14 students all have background in health policy, including prior job, coursework and recently completed internships. The charge to this class is going to begin with the […]