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Field Trips are Fun! Random Op-Ed is Fun Too!

I received a link this morning to a cutesy video wherein Doctor Marshall advocates for Congress to come visit a hospital on a field trip and truly learn what’s broken in health care. Obviously, a day late for me, but … Continue reading

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If The Cure for Health Costs is Competition, the Prescription is Transparency

All too often in conversation about universal health care coverage, universal access, or the rising cost of health care, many American people I talk to fall back on the trusty free market response: a free market with healthy competition produces … Continue reading

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Ineffective Efficiency

NYT has a section today on “who pays for efficiency”, several articles and a handy flash map from Dartmouth Atlas look at cost of care around the country, disparities in coverage and reimbursement, and the price of efficieny and who … Continue reading

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Bill More, Bill Less

Yanked this out of kaisernetwork.org today… Hospitals Bill Uninsured Patients More Hospitals on average bill uninsured patients 2.5 times more than they bill health insurers and three times more than they bill Medicare for medical services, according to a study … Continue reading

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Child Dies for Lack of Dental Care

I’m loth to get involved with the whole insurance thing, mainly because I’m probably extremely under-informed, but today’s tragic story in the Post documenting one mother’s loss of a son over the lack of a dentist prompted me to ask … Continue reading

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