Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think Were Getting Good Health Care—and Why We're Usually Wrong, a book that explores what must be done to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.
A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20% of healthcare costs and are expected to increase more even as pending health insurance reform threatens coverage for millions.
Many mass shooters, including James Hodgkinson, the baseball field shooter, have a history of violence, particularly against women. This, not politics, likely fueled the horrific event in Virginia.
The leverage wielded on politicians and policy makers by healthcare stakeholders whose ox would be gored if real cost-savings programs are put into place is enormous. It makes meaningful change all but impossible.
Is it possible to marry the liberal view of social change for the good of the people with the conservative belief that "social engineering" is doomed to fail in order to bring new benefits to society as a whole?
The U.S. spends more on prescription drugs than other industrialized countries. They set prices for drugs, we do not. Profits have to come from somewhere, right?
There have been so many idiotic things put forward by arch conservatives hell-bent on getting government out of our lives even if it means leaving millions of people without health insurance. Here are just ten of the stupidest things politicians have said about healthcare recently.
Nearly 40% of the more than 43 million Americans who live below the poverty line avoid going to the doctor because of the cost of medical treatment. We must do better than this.