Blog Posts (81)
August 28, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Way back in 2009 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being debated across the country, one of the more controversial elements was a section (HE 3200, Section 1233) that would provide physician reimbursement for conversations about end-of-life advance care planning.…
December 14, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Joining the long line of examples of concerning human subjects research experiments is a profile in The New Yorker (December 17).…
July 14, 2012
If you want to know how easy and intuitive it is to understand the individual mandate, watch this video with Peter Ubel and his son, Taylor Greeno, who discuss why healthcare reform is good for everyone.…
June 28, 2012
As the nation waits on pins and needles for SCOTUS’ decision regarding Obamacare, take a few minutes to bone up on the ethics of healthcare reform and governance with AJOB’s Special Issue on healthcare reform.…
April 10, 2012
Today Art Caplan, in his MSNBC column, discusses the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. But his conclusions would have a chilling effect upon physicians.…
February 1, 2012
Scientists, reproductive specialists and andrologists had better prepare. If Newt Gingrich has his way (and wins the Presidency), he will have a whole new world in store for science and medicine.…
October 10, 2011
What does the postal service have to do with healthcare? Sure, the USPS delivers medical supplies to individuals and organizations. But that is not the connection that the nation’s postmaster general is making between healthcare and the viability of the postal service.…
October 3, 2011
Is there a limit to how far physicians can go in their social or political activism? Ford Vox, writing in The Atlantic, suggests that perhaps there is.…
April 7, 2011
As Donna Shalala writes on the Huffington Post today: “health of our women should not be a partisan preference”, but as we all know the politics of women’s health continues to plague access to reproductive health services, equitable access to health services generally, and more broadly remind us that there is still a critical gap between males and females in regard to health in our country.…
October 26, 2010
When he’s not changing the face of U.S health policy or being a provocateur in the academic literature, can you guess what Ezekiel Emanuel is doing in his down time?…
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March 6, 2014 2:01 pm
Here are six related proposals getting less attention than the battles in Kansas and Arizona.
March 4, 2014 6:13 pm
Genetic testing has grown to be a business big enough in China to warrant the government’s intervention.
February 25, 2014 3:21 pm
When it comes to public opinion, it’s becoming clear that anti-pot crusaders are losing the battle and over a dozen more states are considering legalization measures right now.
February 21, 2014 2:40 pm
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics decided not to bill the state for the 15 abortions it had performed as of mid-February.
December 20, 2013 1:58 pm
On Monday, in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you’re arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions.
November 6, 2013 4:37 pm
A new report accuses the U.S. government of directing doctors, nurses and psychologists to participate in the abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, Guantánamo and Iraq.
October 30, 2013 4:23 pm
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Wednesday that he would vote for a nondiscrimination bill that protects gay men, lesbians and transgender people.
October 2, 2013 2:09 pm
Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.
October 1, 2013 3:53 pm
President Obama explains the effects of what he’s calling the “Republican shutdown” and urges the G.O.P. to drop the fight against the Affordable Care Act.
February 7, 2013 1:21 pm
The White House on Tuesday defended targeted assassinations of Americans thought to consort overseas with terrorists as “necessary,” “ethical” and “wise,” as the Obama administration faced fresh questions about its sharply expanded drone war.
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