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Category Archives: Health Care Policy

Some Thoughts on Ebola in Liberia and in the US

Honest education is the best course of action–in West Africa and the US–in regards to the Ebola outbreak.

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US Government Health Programs – An Overview

Government health care programs cover the needs of over 150 million Americans. Here is an overview of the four largest.

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For Women Just Out Of Jail, Health Care Could Be Key To Better Life

Making sure newly-released inmates have health coverage and know how to use it could help prevent reincarceration.

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Opposing Viewpoints: A Prescription for Safety

Viewpoint: Prescriptions are necessary for patient safety.

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Opposing Viewpoints: A Prescription for No More Prescriptions

Viewpoint: Government-mandated prescriptions hinder the free market.

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20 Questions: John Hunt, MD

Dr. John Hunt discusses his varied career as a pediatric asthma specialist, military physician, academic, novelist, and entrepreneur, and offers some advice for students.

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Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed

While some improvements in patient safety coincide with the enactment of quality initiatives in federal health law, the change is small relative to the frequency that patients are still being hurt.

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The Rise Of Medical Identity Theft In Healthcare

Medical-related identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identity thefts reported in the United States in 2013.

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FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

A look at Accountable Care Organizations and what they mean for patients and physicians.

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Insurance, Not Injuries, May Determine Who Goes To Trauma Centers

A Stanford University study found that hospitals are less likely to transfer critically injured patients to trauma centers if they have health insurance.

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