Remember when your doctor spent more time focusing on you than typing on the computer during your visit? Government “meaningful use” and other “administrative simplification” reforms are replacing health care with accounting and technology. Tell […]
The US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote again tonight on the revised Majority-leadership lead first step healthcare reform legislation seeking to provide Americans and American business with some initial relief from the soaring […]
A new Kaiser Foundation poll shows six in ten Americans say lowering the cost of prescription drugs is a “top priority.” Support for prescription drug pricing reform spans majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents. […]
The Centers for Disease Control just released its updated Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza — United States, 2017. The guidelines update and expand the 2007 strategy for nonpharmaceutical interventions, which are strategies for disease, […]
The Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a new web page on HHS.gov highlighting the regulatory and administrative actions the Department is taking to relieve the burden of the current healthcare law and support […]
Improving health care, its quality and affordability is everyone’s responsibility and everyone has a role to play.
Start cutting through the political hype around healtg reform by listening to real people on the front line: the patients and doctors on the frontline. Start by listening in here to Dr. Mike Strickland, who is making […]
Well-intentioned but misdirected “quality@ and safety regulations and third party imposed credentialing, rating and quality standards drive up operating costs of hospitals, physicians and other health providers, payers and plan sponsors. See e.g., here. Beyond […]
Congress is scheduled to vote on American Health Care Act on Thursday. See here. The first package of the reforms Republicans are pursuing to repeal or reform the Obamacare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]
Voters’ election of President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Majority put health care reform squarely back on the table even as leaders debate if repeal or reform, and if reform, what reform Americans want.