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November 17, 2015
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is an intrusive, expensive, mechanistic device for expanding the number of people with insurance cards rather than for the more important goal of bringing better care to more people at lower cost year after year.
November 11, 2015
Each year, the nation pauses for one day in November to reflect on the sacrifices of the men and women who have worn the uniform.
November 10, 2015
California is among a dozen states participating in the national demonstration to improve care for people with serious chronic illnesses and functional limitations who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.
New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Offer an Opportunity to Reset the Table for All Children’s Health
November 5, 2015
Food is a matter of health equity.
October 29, 2015
Every day, millions of U.S. children spend time in before- and afterschool care or early child care.
October 27, 2015
On October 4, 2015, tens of thousands of individuals congregated on the grounds of the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital under the auspices of UNITE to Face Addiction.
October 22, 2015
Despite the growing significance of electronic health record systems and the exchange of electronic patient information through health information exchanges, there are still some providers that have been slow to adopt these important technologies.
October 20, 2015
The United States spends more on health care per person than any other nation yet ranks 37th in terms of morbidity and mortality among developed countries.
Another Rung on the Ladder Toward Achieving a High-Performing Health Care System: To Be or Not to Be?
October 13, 2015
Does the word “learning” being associated with a health care system cause concern?
October 6, 2015
Too many Americans suffer from debilitating chronic health conditions, and Michiganders are no exception: More than 31 percent of the state’s adults are obese, 1 in 10 has diabetes, and the state’s heart disease rate is one of the highest in the country.
October 1, 2015
The litany of catastrophes that occur in our poorly organized medical care system—preventable, avoidable suffering—is overwhelming. So far, though, no one is listening.
September 29, 2015
As one of the many celebrations of recovery from behavioral health challenges being held throughout the nation, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli hosted a White House chat focused on three young adults in recovery.
September 24, 2015
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, taking more than 480,000 lives annually.
September 22, 2015
There is growing recognition in this country that health depends largely on what happens outside of traditional health care settings, in the places where we live, learn, work, and play.
September 17, 2015
Working in a big emergency room as part of a team that tries to intercept unnecessary hospital admissions of frail elderly people, I seem to find there are fewer elderly people who call an ambulance themselves and are brought to the emergency room, than elderly people who turn up because somebody else thinks they should be there.