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POLICY

Here’s how to reduce healthcare costsThe recent White House-Congressional fiasco epitomizes the lack of basic understanding regarding healthcare and healthcare reform.
Cost, not access, is underlying problem facing American healthcare
Cost, not access, is underlying problem facing American healthcareThe current conversation fails because it does not address the fundamental barrier to healthcare access - which is not insurance coverage, but rather the cost of healthcare coverage.
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors say
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors sayPhysician groups are sharply criticizing Thursday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the bill would reduce or eliminate healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growthToday, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare—from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours
Medical residents angered at extended work hoursNew ACGME work hours upset medical residents
Why are women leaving medicine?The physician field remains largely male despite equality in medical school numbers
Mr. President, physicians fight when things get toughPhysician numbers aren’t declining
Doctor groups fear Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ proposed budget cutsPresident Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes major spending cuts for medical education programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, each of which could have negative impacts on doctors, according to organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?