Post Tagged with: "Merrill Goozner"

No Insurance A Death Sentence for Some

No Insurance A Death Sentence for Some

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October 14, 2012

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Death and Dying, Health care & health policy, Medical Ethics, Medicine: wellness & disease, Patient Safety, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY, RESEARCH:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 10/12/2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s latest statements on health insurance, delivered to the editorial board of… Read More ›

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Should We Tax Health Care Insurance as Income?

Should We Tax Health Care Insurance as Income?

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October 6, 2012

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Health care & health policy, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 10/3/2012 Health care insurance benefits have been excluded from taxable income since 1943, when the National War… Read More ›

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The Cost of Living in Fat City

The Cost of Living in Fat City

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September 26, 2012

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Cardiovascular, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Exercise & fitness, Family and kids, Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, Medicine: wellness & disease, Obesity & weight loss, Payment, Psychology & behavior:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 9/20/2012 Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades and will almost double again over the… Read More ›

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Why Aren’t Health Care Prices Ever on The Table?

Why Aren’t Health Care Prices Ever on The Table?

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September 18, 2012

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Death and Dying, Genes & genomics, Health care & health policy, Medical Ethics, People in healthcare, POLICY:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 9/17/2012 Journalist-turned investment banker-turned auto bailout czar Steven Rattner provocatively calls for “not quite” death panels in an op-ed in today’s… Read More ›

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Are You Better Off?

Are You Better Off?

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September 12, 2012

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POLICY:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 9/11/2012 A new Gallup poll out this morning compares Americans’ attitudes about the economy now to February 2009 when… Read More ›

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Health Care’s — and Romney’s — Kodak Moment

Health Care’s — and Romney’s — Kodak Moment

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September 5, 2012

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Exercise & fitness, Food and nutrition, Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Medicine: wellness & disease, Obesity & weight loss, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, POLICY, RESEARCH, Technology in healthcare:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at GoozNews on 9/2/2012 Every reputable budget analyst recognizes that dealing with the long-term budget deficit depends on holding government… Read More ›

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Who Are These People?

Who Are These People?

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August 31, 2012

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Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Payment, People in healthcare, POLICY:

By Merrill Goozner First Posted at Gooz News on 8/29/2012 As the camera panned the faces in the crowd at the Republican National Convention cheering New Jersey… Read More ›

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Factory-Based Care

Factory-Based Care

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August 11, 2012

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Health care & health policy, Health care professionals, POLICY:

by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews on 8/6/2012 Atul Gawande of The New Yorker has another breakthrough article, this time on improving quality and lowering costs through… Read More ›

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‘Simple’ Cost Control Measures Ignore Concentration of Health Spending

‘Simple’ Cost Control Measures Ignore Concentration of Health Spending

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August 4, 2012

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by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews on 8/1/2012 The key argument in favor of the individual health insurance mandate, which was upheld last month… Read More ›

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Retelling the Amgen/Epo Saga

Retelling the Amgen/Epo Saga

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July 21, 2012

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by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews on 7/20/2012 As a long-time observer of the Amgen/Epo saga (Ye gads, did I really write my first… Read More ›

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Harrington + 50: Remembering the War on Poverty

Harrington + 50: Remembering the War on Poverty

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July 17, 2012

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Health care & health policy, POLICY:

Fifty years ago, Michael Harrington wrote The Other America,” documenting – among the many ravages of poverty – that millions of children in the richest… Read More ›

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More Bad News on Tobacco

More Bad News on Tobacco

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July 14, 2012

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Alcohol, drugs & addiction, Health care & health policy, Medicine: wellness & disease, People in healthcare, POLICY:

by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews on 7/13/2012 The number of states hiking cigarette taxes to raise revenue while curbing smoking has slowed to… Read More ›

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Slogging towards Universal Health Insurance

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July 3, 2012

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by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews  on 7/3/2012 For the time being, the United States’ long slog toward universal health insurance coverage remains on track.… Read More ›

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Upholding the Conservative Centerpiece of Reform

Upholding the Conservative Centerpiece of Reform

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June 29, 2012

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Health care & health policy:

Merrill Goozner Published 6/29/12 in The Fiscal Times For the time being, the United States’ long slog toward universal health insurance coverage remains on track. The… Read More ›

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No Pause In Health Care Jobs Machine – Yet

No Pause In Health Care Jobs Machine – Yet

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June 25, 2012

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by Merrill Goozner First posted on GoozNews on 6/21/2012 The job market is dismal. Nearly a million public employees have lost their jobs over the last two years.… Read More ›

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