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February 2, 2016

A Health Insurance Double Whammy

In case you missed it, I am recirculating a picture put together by the Kaiser Family Foundation , which reveals two unsettling facts about health insurance in United States. First, the cost of employer-based health insurance has risen 61% since … Continue reading

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February 1, 2016

Best Email of the Week

I got an unusual email message a little while ago. It was from someone I had never met before, and it wasn’t obvious to me, at first, why this person was contacting me. The email began like this: “I am … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016

Judging Policies by Their Supporters

The world is complicated. It’s hard to know what the federal government should do about a whole range of problems. That’s why most people take a shortcut, and judge policies based on their opinion of the people who support or … Continue reading

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January 25, 2016

The New Yorker’s Roz Chast Nails the Topic of Healthcare Price Transparency

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January 15, 2016

A History of Healthcare Costs in One Picture

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January 13, 2016

Coolest Nudge Ever!

I love behavioral science. I love public policy. And I am obsessed with music. So you can see why I think the nudge pictured below may be the coolest thing on the planet! It encourages drivers to drive at an … Continue reading

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January 11, 2016

Is This the PR Campaign Vaccines Need?

Here is a public service advertisement, promoting vaccines. (Thanks to Michelle Meyer for making me aware of it.) It harkens back to a day when vaccines weren’t yet available for diseases like polio: Do you think it will work?

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January 7, 2016

Health Insurance Trends in One Picture

Here is data from the CDC, on the percent of Americans without health insurance. It shows that Obamacare, for all its strengths and weaknesses, is definitely addressing one major problem in the US: The post Health Insurance Trends in One Picture appea...
January 5, 2016

A Self Control App?

The MacOS has a new self control app called, straightforwardly, SelfControl. The app has an ominous icon, which looks like a cross between a poker game gone wrong and the warning symbol on a bottle of poisonous chemicals: The app … Continue reading

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December 22, 2015

My New JAMA Article, On Value Promotion in Healthcare

Here is the opening of an article I recently published in JAMA, available now online, in which I raise concerns about misguided congressional efforts to promote the use of high-value healthcare services, without doing anything to reduce the use of … Continue reading

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