Category Archives: health policy

The Baseball Lover’s Presidential Politics Edition of Health Wonk Review

In this week’s health policy roundup, Brad Wright posts Health Wonk Review: The Game 7 of Politics Edition  at Wright on Health. His post skillfully ties two of America’s favorite and most contentious pastimes together: sports and politics. Something here for … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review Election Edition – Mama Says Eat Your Peas and Don’t Forget to Vote

Voting this presidential year feels a little like being forced to eat your peas; it’s the right thing to do but you have to hold your nose. An educated populace is the bedrock of a sober and productive small “d” … Continue reading

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Peering into the Future of Health Insurance: Real-time Data and a Whole New Way to Look at Actuarial Science

“At Lemonade…their hope is to remake insurance as a social good, rather than a necessary evil.” – Dr. Peter H. Diamandis The structure of ObamaCare® requires people who don’t have health insurance to purchase it; if you can’t afford it, … Continue reading

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If I could choose only one healthcare topic two months before the election, it would be…

…difficult to choose. The escalating cost of drugs is an election year favorite Then there are several reports this week that electronic health records are a PITA to doctors, and I don’t mean the kind wrapped in flatbread Let’s not … Continue reading

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The Little Black Doctor Bag Circa 2016 and the Physician Gender Pay Gap

Last week was a truly memorable occasion in our family. My daughter entered medical school. The White Coat ceremony was lovely, joyful and dignified. I don’t often write about my personal life, but this one triggered a few thoughts that … Continue reading

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The Public Option or (ahem) Single-Payer: Solutions to a Growing Healthcare Monster?

Politically, I’ve been accused of being just a little to the right of Attila the Hun. That’s really not fair…to Attila. I only open with that slight bit of hyperbole to underline the fact that this is not a corner … Continue reading

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A Pot Luck Health Wonk Review – Breathe This In

Chris Fleming has posted A Pot Luck Health Wonk Review at Health Affairs Blog.  Many thanks to Chris & crew for hosting a great edition – we all greatly value Health Affairs ongoing participation! As Chris said in his post, “Despite … Continue reading

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Human Nucleus: Your Analyzed Individual Genome is the Basis for Population Health In Extremis

You can know and affect your health future now. Human Longevity Institute is launching Human Nucleus, a place where you can have your genome completely analyzed into its millions of component pieces of information. That information is actionable immediately, and … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review, The Musical

And now, for your dancing and listening pleasure, Health Wonk Review, the musical… David Harlow of HealthBlawg’s Health Wonk Review is Bustin’ Out All Over. Hat tip to Rogers and Hammerstein. Listen here. For more Harlowfun, tune in every other … Continue reading

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A Single Payer Movement: Physicians, Politicians, Policymakers Drive Efforts

In the US, a single-payer or national health plan is usually regarded as politically unfeasible. It may not be the politicians who lead the charge, however. It is the people working in the system, specifically physicians, who are being squeezed … Continue reading

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