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POLICY

The destruction of markets in healthcare
The destruction of markets in healthcareMany hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare.
How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier?
How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier?I hope the new administration can focus on the overall improvement of population health as the goal while it evaluates the healthcare agenda.
GOP Obamacare replacement bill puts physicians, patients in charge
GOP Obamacare replacement bill puts physicians, patients in chargeExclusive: Author of first substantial GOP healthcare plan says ‘heat is on’ to repeal and replace.
Physicians react to Trump’s new vaccination safety committee
Physicians react to Trump’s new vaccination safety committeeThe selection of vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to head a national vaccination panel brought out some strong reactions from doctors.
Your Voice: MACRA will be the death of Medicare
Trump must listen to doctors before replacing ObamacareThe Affordable Care Act as we know it is about to meet its end.
Where is the future of primary care headed?While the transition may be rocky, primary care physicians are poised to take a leading role as care models change
Physicians Should Just Say ‘No’ to MACRA
Physicians Should Just Say ‘No’ to MACRAI can't recall the exact moment I crossed over from believer in today's version of the healthcare quality movement to skeptic.
Guide to understanding MACRATrying to make sense of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015? We're here to help.
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simple
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simpleThere is a primary care crisis in the United States. We know it because patients only get 8-12 minutes with their primary care physician (PCP) who interrupts them within about 18 seconds and never fully listens to them. Patients are sent for tests, given a prescription or referred to the specialist even though the PCP could—with more time—have figured out the problem without a test, prescription or referral.