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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case.
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What’s Shaking Up the Business of Healthcare?

In order to learn what's behind the recent efforts to shake up healthcare (CVS-Aetna merger & the Amazon, JP Morgan Berkshire Hathaway joint venture), Pat Salber, MD, MBA turned to Rita Numerof, Ph.D, President of Numerof & Associates, to find out what she thinks are the underlying factors for these huge changes.
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Is Single-Payer a Better Option for America?

Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?
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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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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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Health Insurance Reform Could Lead to Abandoned Patients

Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
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US Healthcare Ranks Dead Last Compared to 10 Other Countries

The U.S. ranked last in a study of the health system performance of 11 high-income countries. The only measure we excelled in was the percent of GDP we spent to deliver such dismal results.

Think You’re Getting Good Healthcare? You’re Probably Not

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.
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Rising Cost of Drugs Threatens the Health of Millions

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.
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If You Follow the Money, Does it Really Take You to...

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.
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Did the New CBO Report Just Ruin the Party?

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?
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10 Stupid Things Politicians Said About Healthcare Recently

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.