Tag: healthcare

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November 23, 2009

Caplan: Pay Up for Quality Care, Or Else

The trent toward concierge medicine is not a good thing, says Art Caplan, today on MSNBC.com. Why not just draw a big bright yellow line across the street that indicates that “the haves” can get quality care over here and “the have nots” cannot get quality care over there?…

October 8, 2009

In New York, You Get the Shot Or Walk the Plank

As Art Caplan’s most recent MSNBC column explains, New York is taking a hard line on health care workers getting their flu vaccinations this year.…

August 12, 2009

Caplan: Health Care Debate Goes Beyond Awry When Nazi Imagery Is Invoked

If anyone has been paying attention to the news lately, they’ve seen vicious town hall meetings with Senators and Representatives around the country, and even the President, met by furious citizens attacking proposed plans for universal healthcare.…

June 29, 2009

Caplan: Think Big on Health Care

Arthur Caplan reminded us last week not to get bogged down in the details and to “think big” on health care.…

June 8, 2009

Has Medical Bankruptcy Become Part of the American Way?

Following up on last week’s post which talked about how even insured Americans are shelling out more and more dollars out of pocket to pay for their healthcare, guest blogger Emily Willingham, PhD tells us that research suggest that in addition to that frightening trend there is even more to fear when it comes to paying for healthcare access, even if you have health insurance.…

April 24, 2009

Are the Democrats About to Pull A Fast One? And Is That Really A Bad Thing?

Health care reform may be in the Democrats’ grasp–thanks to a little known, at least to the average American, process called “budget reconciliation” that could allow healthcare reform to be passed through the Senate with the Democrats 58 votes because the Republicans won’t be able to filibuster it.…

April 21, 2009

Medicare: The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future

No, I’m not a health policy analyst. Neither is the average American. But neither are we stupid. That’s why I resent op-ed columns like the one in the Wall Street Journal that read like this:

“Here’s something that has gotten lost in the drive to institute universal health insurance: Health insurance doesn’t automatically lead to health care.

April 7, 2009

China Gets It...Why Doesn't The US?

The Wall Street Journal reports today that China is aiming to improve its health care infrastructure, to expand health insurance for all, and is starting a “decade-long plan to repair an ailing health-care system that has fueled popular discontent.”

Gee whiz…what a novel idea.…

April 3, 2009

Watch Out Californians--Odds Are Good You May Be Without Health Insurance in the Next Two Years

A recent study has found that 37% of Californians have been uninsured for at least one month for some point in the last two years, reports the LA Times.…

March 18, 2009

Kids Having Kids...and Adults, Too

For the second year in a row the teenage birth rate has increased, reports the Washington Post.

No one is certain as to the reason why, but many are pointing the finger at the abstinence-only sex education programs of the last eight years promoted by the previous Bush administration, stating that they simply do not work.…