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August 24, 2016

The Relentless Rise of Healthcare Expenditures

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August 19, 2016

Turmoil in the Obamacare Exchanges

Here is a nice story from a NC news station explaining the turmoil in the exchanges, with Aetna pulling out of many markets. Worth a quick read. North Carolina consumers buying broadly subsidized health insurance policies on the online marketplace … Continue reading

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August 17, 2016

Could a Zika Epidemic Be the Key to a Trump Victory?

Platforms and popularity ratings; policies and debate performances; PAC funding and get-out-the-vote efforts – so many factors can make the difference in a close election. But uncontrollable world events can tip elections too. In fact, Donald Trump’s election chances may … Continue reading

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August 15, 2016

If You Don’t Have Employer Insurance, You Probably Have a High Deductible

Most people in the United States get health insurance either through their employer or through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. But some people have to find other ways to get healthcare insurance, with an increasing number of people doing … Continue reading

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August 12, 2016

Your Physician Can’t See You Yet – She’s Busy Filling Out Paperwork!

Left to our own devices, most of us physicians try our best to provide high quality care to our patients. But almost none of us provide perfect care to all of our patients all of the time. In fact, many … Continue reading

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August 11, 2016

When It Comes to Healthcare, Republicans Have a Trust Problem

Here is some polling data, on a wide range of health and healthcare issues. It shows pretty consistently that Americans trust Democrats more than Republicans on these issues: I think it’s time for Republicans to move beyond “repeal and replace” … Continue reading

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August 4, 2016

How to Figure Out the Cost of Your Medical Care

  Here is a link to an article from CBS News with some very practical advice on this thorny topic. I’m excited to say that some of our research on physician/patient communication was mentioned in the article. Enjoy it! If … Continue reading

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August 2, 2016

Ineffective Nudge?

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July 29, 2016

Is The Golden Era of Pharmaceutical Profits Over?

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has been highly profitable. The recipe for such profits has been pretty simple for most of the last half-century–discover a chemical or molecule that treats a common problem, like hypertension or diabetes or erectile dysfunction, … Continue reading

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July 27, 2016

A Force More Powerful Than Anti-Vaxxers? Economics!

We have a vaccine crisis in the this country. Not just the one caused by anti-vaxxers like Jenny McCarthy, scaring Americans away from life-saving childhood vaccines with pseudo-scientific claims about autism. Instead I’m talking about a bigger crisis, one caused … Continue reading

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