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POLICY

‘Willful neglect’ of Obamacare is unsafe and unacceptablePresident Donald Trump is trying to let Obamacare disintegrate on its own
Medicare payment advisory board in Congress’ crosshairsIPAB was established in 2010 to cut Medicare spending if the program’s five-year growth rate rose faster than a target growth rate. Because IPAB could make those cuts without Congressional oversight, there is concern about how reductions in Medicare spending would affect its 57 million beneficiaries
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastation
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastationThe devastation that hit the coast of Texas certainly qualifies as a time that tries men’s souls. However, at the same time, it is the heart and soul of your fellow man that may allow you to survive that acute devastation and to salvage hope for the future.
This is how CPC+ is changing physician offices for the better
This is how CPC+ is changing physician offices for the betterComprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), the new model for primary care in America, is changing the way physicians run their offices in a revolutionary way.
21st Century Cures is a step in the right direction for behavioral health
21st Century Cures is a step in the right direction for behavioral healthOften considered the social outcast of healthcare, behavioral health has long struggled to obtain legitimacy in the eyes of the general medical community. But with more than 60 million Americans effected every year from mental illness, something has to change.
A physician’s take on “What the Health”
A physician’s take on “What the Health”While there are some frustrating aspects of this documentary and assertions that shouldn’t be taken as fact, there are several other messages worth focusing on in this documentary.
Physicians should partner with pharmacists to battle quality metricsFrom identifying alternative prescriptions covered at a lower cost by a patient’s plan to serving as an educator on disease management, pharmacists can play a huge role in aiding patient care.
Some dream of payers without borders, but obstacles remainExperts are skeptical that deregulating state insurance markets will lead to less costly plans and better coverage
8 ways to combat politics in the exam room
8 ways to combat politics in the exam roomIt has been a rough start to 2017 when it comes to politics and healthcare. While no formal studies have been completed, many physicians say political talk with patients is increasing.
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?We, the people, must have an open debate and come to resolution on healthcare: Is it a right or a privilege?