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New Book Debunks Common Myths about American Health Care

New Book Debunks Common Myths about American Health Care Reveals Why Government Isn’t the Answer on Health Care Reform SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 22, 2008) — Today, the Pacific Research Institute released The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide. This is the latest book from health care ...
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Winning diagnosis

There is good and bad with Alabama’s health, health care and health delivery systems. We do have a number of health disparities and challenges. Alabama has the nation’s highest rate of stroke, second-highest rate of obesity and the third-highest rate of infant mortality. However, a recent study concludes that Alabama ...
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Doctors and Consumer-Driven Health Care: The Glass Is Half Full

The American Journal of Managed Care just published an article asking family doctors whether they were ready to practice in a consumer-driven environment. Call me an optimist, but I think the results are quite promising. The article cites a January 2007 survey from the health plans’ major trade association, AHIP, ...
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School-Based Health Centers: One Stop Shopping For Government Dependency

California Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed a bill (SB 564) to fund school-based health centers that will provide primary and associated care to K-12 students. According to the trade association (!) that lobbied for the bill, California currently has 153 school-based health centers, which appear to be mostly funded by local ...
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Our Healthcare System Is Hemorrhaging

Patients concerns about access to physicians showed a significant increase according to polls1. Access difficulty is directly related to the overall shortage of doctors in the specialty of Primary Care (Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Pediatrics). As older doctors are retiring, there are few young Primary Physicians coming out of ...
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Pacific Research Institute Releases Voters’ Guide on the Health Care Proposals of the Presidential Candidates

Senator McCain proposes positive change, Senator Obama prefers business as usual—only more of it San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) today released a voters’ guide to the health policies proposed by presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms concludes ...
Health Care

Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms

Senator McCain proposes positive change, Senator Obama prefers business as usual—only more of it The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) released a voters’ guide to the health policies proposed by presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms concludes that Senator McCain’s promise ...
California

Federal Appeals Court OKs San Francisco’s Tax-Mad Healthy Access Plan

I have written a lot about San Francisco’s Healthy Access Plan. SF HAP taxes small businesses, which cannot afford to provide health benefits, to fund the city’s public health bureaucracy. It’s a job-killer, gives no evidence of improving access to health care, and shakes down hospitals, too. The Golden Gate ...
Health Care

No Health Insurance – Not A Matter Of Choice

Jason Shafrin from the Healthcare Economist has put together a great Health Wonk Review – and there are 700 billion reasons to go check it out. One of the posts I came across was by our friend Hank Stern from InsureBlog, and I felt compelled to present my own view ...
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Patients need control to fix state’s health care system

To help fix Rhode Island’s budget mess, Gov. Don Carcieri has proposed an overhaul of the state Medicaid program. Such a move is certainly welcome. But Carcieri’s Medicaid overhaul won’t be able to cut costs unless policymakers relax their regulatory stranglehold on private insurance and address the state’s miserable medical ...
Commentary

New Book Debunks Common Myths about American Health Care

New Book Debunks Common Myths about American Health Care Reveals Why Government Isn’t the Answer on Health Care Reform SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 22, 2008) — Today, the Pacific Research Institute released The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide. This is the latest book from health care ...
Commentary

Winning diagnosis

There is good and bad with Alabama’s health, health care and health delivery systems. We do have a number of health disparities and challenges. Alabama has the nation’s highest rate of stroke, second-highest rate of obesity and the third-highest rate of infant mortality. However, a recent study concludes that Alabama ...
Commentary

Doctors and Consumer-Driven Health Care: The Glass Is Half Full

The American Journal of Managed Care just published an article asking family doctors whether they were ready to practice in a consumer-driven environment. Call me an optimist, but I think the results are quite promising. The article cites a January 2007 survey from the health plans’ major trade association, AHIP, ...
Commentary

School-Based Health Centers: One Stop Shopping For Government Dependency

California Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed a bill (SB 564) to fund school-based health centers that will provide primary and associated care to K-12 students. According to the trade association (!) that lobbied for the bill, California currently has 153 school-based health centers, which appear to be mostly funded by local ...
Commentary

Our Healthcare System Is Hemorrhaging

Patients concerns about access to physicians showed a significant increase according to polls1. Access difficulty is directly related to the overall shortage of doctors in the specialty of Primary Care (Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Pediatrics). As older doctors are retiring, there are few young Primary Physicians coming out of ...
Commentary

Pacific Research Institute Releases Voters’ Guide on the Health Care Proposals of the Presidential Candidates

Senator McCain proposes positive change, Senator Obama prefers business as usual—only more of it San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) today released a voters’ guide to the health policies proposed by presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms concludes ...
Health Care

Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms

Senator McCain proposes positive change, Senator Obama prefers business as usual—only more of it The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) released a voters’ guide to the health policies proposed by presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Presidential Prescriptions: Diagnosing the Candidates’ Health Reforms concludes that Senator McCain’s promise ...
California

Federal Appeals Court OKs San Francisco’s Tax-Mad Healthy Access Plan

I have written a lot about San Francisco’s Healthy Access Plan. SF HAP taxes small businesses, which cannot afford to provide health benefits, to fund the city’s public health bureaucracy. It’s a job-killer, gives no evidence of improving access to health care, and shakes down hospitals, too. The Golden Gate ...
Health Care

No Health Insurance – Not A Matter Of Choice

Jason Shafrin from the Healthcare Economist has put together a great Health Wonk Review – and there are 700 billion reasons to go check it out. One of the posts I came across was by our friend Hank Stern from InsureBlog, and I felt compelled to present my own view ...
Commentary

Patients need control to fix state’s health care system

To help fix Rhode Island’s budget mess, Gov. Don Carcieri has proposed an overhaul of the state Medicaid program. Such a move is certainly welcome. But Carcieri’s Medicaid overhaul won’t be able to cut costs unless policymakers relax their regulatory stranglehold on private insurance and address the state’s miserable medical ...
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