This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Since the 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare), the health care industry has seen record growth and increased revenues, writes Bryan Rotella. But is it a bubble? As Christian Bale’s character said in the movie The […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill.
It was a slow summer as our Congresspersons took their highly coveted 7-week vacation.
Even as premiums skyrocket and ACA co-ops fail, health care reform has been below the fold during much of this presidential campaign.
After viewing the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential debate, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) suggests some questions to be asked in the next two debates about health issues that personally affect all Americans. Voters should also query candidates for Congress. Private medicine. Do Americans have the right to use their own […]
HHS regulations addressing “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” went into effect in July. These regulations implement Section 1557 of the “Affordable Care Act.”
By Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD Hillary Clinton recently said that half of Donald Trump supporters belonged in the “basket of deplorables” and were irredeemable. Many believe that Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who treated John Wilkes Booth, was deplorable. While some say he was merely being a good doctor, setting a broken leg for a […]
Medicine is at a “critical inflection point,” write Victor Dzau and J. Michael McGinnis of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Mark McClellan of Duke University (JAMA 8/16/16). The NAM is launching a massive initiative on “Vital Directions for Health Care” at a Sep 26 meeting in Washington, D.C., (http://tinyurl.com/z4shr2b), bringing together more than 100 “trusted health and health care leaders” to “ensure nonpartisan, evidence-based analysis” in the context of the upcoming change in administration.
by Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. – http://EarAndBalance.net Imagine, if you would, that tomorrow Donald Trump suffers a concussion. Suppose he trips on a flight of stairs, falling down and hitting his head. The head injury is so severe that he is unconscious for a time and has to be hospitalized for a week. After getting […]
By Jane M. Orient, M.D. Some Republicans as well as Democrats have used the term “unfit to serve” about Donald Trump, based on things he said, and what they assume he might have meant. Surely his style can be abrasive and blunt. But a huge number of ordinary Americans cheer him, probably because he said […]
The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Florida. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history.
Watch Wait Till It’s Free: Free through July 12. “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” ~P.J. O’Rourke The “Affordable Care Act” is predictably proving P.J. O’Rourke correct as health care costs continue to skyrocket. To add insult to injury, despite the deluge of billions […]