Tag Archives: health care system

What drives insurance premium costs? It’s not what you think.

Before the House GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stalled, there was some discussion by lawmakers to repeal the “essential health benefits.”  These were mandatory requirements created by the Affordable Care Act that most … Continue reading

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AHCA and the disenfranchised

The American Health Care Act would harm LGBT people, people living with HIV, and Black and Latino Americans, according to Fenway Institute analysis: The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief titled What the American Health Care Act … Continue reading

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Executive Orders and the Medical Community

It’s sad they even had to release a statement, but below is the full statement from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. February 2, 2017 Dear Members of the Graduate Medical Education Community, Since the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation … Continue reading

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Healthcare Hurdles

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about work on this blog.  I tend to not discuss work topics for a number of reasons – primarily because HIPAA makes it harder and harder to discuss situations involving patients – but … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor – for your hospital?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been toying with the idea of providing a “star rating” for hospital quality for some time now.  Apparently, that time has come. The Obama administration recently stated that it will soon publish … Continue reading

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Innovation in health care

Drs Allan Detsky and Alan Garber wrote an interesting piece in the New England Journal of Medicine this past week about innovation and disruption in healthcare.  The authors point to the new “sharing” economy – specifically to the disruption in … Continue reading

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Shop around much?

Pregnant or thinking about having a baby? Wish there was a Consumer Reports type of website where you could find the best doctor for the best price? Well… if you live in California, you might be in luck.  Back in … Continue reading

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