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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.
As insurers ratchet up utilization management, doctors' paperwork burden increases and patients must jump through endless administrative hoops to access care.
Insured patients' share of drug costs has continued to increase, but there are some strategies that they can use to get lower prices.
If Trump or anyone with power in our government wanted to Make America Great Again, they would send a delegation to Alberta and copy everything they are doing.
MyPatientRights.org channels patients' complaints through state's regulatory agencies, informing them about problems faced in their state's healthcare system.
Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
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.
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.
The Republicans rushed the vote on the AHCA through without waiting for the results of a rescoring of the amended version. Then they partied. Think they are sorry now?