While I have probably painted a bleak picture for Medicine in 2014, it is my hope that we are able to move forward in a more positive way in 2015. I think that there are several very exciting developments that are gaining momentum within medicine and healthcare in general.
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The US has always been a place where others from around the world have come to incubate and grow ideas. Now, it appears that innovation must come at a substantial cost–the increasing capital required for drug development as well as taxes on medical device companies only serve to squeeze out the “small guys with big ideas” and limit our ability to continue to produce new, more effective therapies and cures.
Jim Brady, who died on August 4, 2014, will be remembered for many things. Gene Steurle reflects on the implications of Brady’s lesson about decision-making by BOGGSAT (a bunch of guys (and gals) sitting around a table)
Overall there have been more than 20 unilateral changes/delays/exceptions made by the President without Congressional approval or oversight.
I can’t believe Republicans are even considering this idea in 2014.
Silly Republican Insurance Reform Ideas––Selling Insurance Across State Lines and Association Health Plans
When I discuss these ideas with people in the insurance industry––people who know how their market really works––these ideas generally command plenty of snickers.
Certainly, the world’s eyes are focused on the political unrest in the Ukraine this week. As a physician, I am concerned about the health and well being of the Ukrainian people.
Having worked on the EITC and other wage subsidies for a long time (and having introduced them at a crucial stage of tax reform efforts in the 1980s), I say it’s about time they were back on the table.
A Washington, DC colleague reported to me this week that spending on lobbying in the nation’s capital has declined considerably. Why?