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How Trump Accidentally Created Some Great Obamacare Bargains

Silver plan price hikes due to CSR subsidy threats led to an increase in premium subsidies for other plans sometimes decreasing consumer payments to zero!
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Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?

The idea that dental anesthesia is somehow different than anesthesia for any other type of procedure is just not true. So why are safety standards lower?
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Examining the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis, Part 2

In the second part of her examination of the Federal response to the opioid crisis, addiction specialist Leslie Dye, MD suggests how to make it better.

Have You Ever Been Abused by a Massage Therapist? You Are Not Alone

After an abusive massage, a client fought back exposing callous disregard for client safety by the salon and the regulatory body that oversees therapists.

Apparently Nobody in Healthcare Trusts Each Other

There's no trust anywhere when it comes to healthcare-a new survey shows that hospital systems & doctors don't trust health plans & plans don't trust them.
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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
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Examining the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis, Part 1

An addiction specialist on the front lines of battling the opioid epidemic in Ohio provides her perspective on Drug Addiction Commission's interim report.
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Dr. Robert Pearl’s 4 Pillars of Healthcare Transformation

In his book, Mistreated, Dr. Robert Pearl, the former Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, lays out his vision of how to transform healthcare.
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Failure to Think Critically Allows Anti-Science to Flourish

Lack of critical thinking skills has allowed the anti-science policies of Trump's administration and Congress to threaten the health and well-being of the country.

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