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December 6, 2013
I have been writing a fair amount lately about the out-of-pocket costs that many Americans face when they receive healthcare services. A new report by The Commonwealth Fund provides a picture of the scope of this issue. It compares the US to 10 other ...
December 5, 2013
This summer I had the pleasure of speaking with a very intelligent journalist, who was working on an article about overtreatment in medical care. That article has just come out, and I thought I would give you a sample of it here:
A few months ago, I we...
December 3, 2013
Obamacare has come under intense criticism for harming businesses, which will see their employee costs rise as a result of the ACA employer mandate. A recent New York Times article reported that complying with Obamacare regulations would “cost ab...
December 2, 2013
Whether you believe in God or not, belong to a specific faith or not, it is hard to deny the logic of the following statement:
“All those religions. They can’t all be right. But they can all be wrong.”
- Anonymous member of utopian Zoar communi...
December 2, 2013
Prior to taking a trip to the Galapagos, I was talking to a friend who, as we went our separate ways, said: “Well if I don’t see you again, have a great trip.”
Am I the only one who hears those nice words and then wonders whether I ne...
November 22, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, and a great week to the rest of you. I will not be blogging for a bit, because I’ll be vacationing in the Galapagos, with my favorite evolutionary biology books no doubt at my side.
November 21, 2013
It is pretty easy to be against Obamacare these days. The federal government can’t come up with a working website to help people buy health insurance. The President misled people about whether they could hold onto their old insurance plans. And come ...
November 20, 2013
Here is a discussion I had with Tess Vigeland of Los Angeles Public Radio about the psychology of choosing health plans.
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November 19, 2013
I am participating in a panel presentation, here at Duke University’s CIEMAS center, helping faculty think about when or whether to use social media to promote their work. I’ll be talking about blogging and tweeting and all that other stuff. He...
November 18, 2013
I have done a fair amount of research exploring people’s ability to adapt to a wide range of illnesses and disabilities, too emotionally recover from these difficult circumstances more than the could have imagined. But chronic pain is one of those he...
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