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Blood on the Sidewalk: A Tale of Cost & Care

A Family Doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. Healthcare System when she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
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Observations on the U.S. Healthcare System at the End of 2017

Here are some observations about how we got into this mess and some suggestions about what we can do to make U.S. Healthcare better moving forward.
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Why Premium Support for Medicare is a Bad Idea

Proposals that would change Medicare into a voucher program, also termed premium support, will harm the popular program and the people who rely on it.
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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!

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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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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When Insurers Save, Patients and Doctors Pay

As insurers ratchet up utilization management, doctors' paperwork burden increases and patients must jump through endless administrative hoops to access care.
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How To Get Lower Drug Prices Now and In The Future

Insured patients' share of drug costs has continued to increase, but there are some strategies that they can use to get lower prices.
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Observations from Alberta: How to Make America Great Again

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.