Tag: National Newspapers & Media

Memorial Day, Remembering our Veterans With Treatment

Filed in Health Law by on May 27, 2013 1 Comment
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It is Memorial Day, and like in past years I will ask that we take a moment here to consider the sacrifices at the heart  of this holiday—we remember our fallen, we memorialize our dead. At present, the Veterans Administration is having great difficulty in treating and compensating our war wounded. Number of Veterans Affected, […]

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Newtown’s Impact on Mental Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Filed in Health Law, Mental Health by on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
Newtown’s Impact on Mental Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
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In response to the jarring and horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, Pres. Obama signed a number of executive orders last week, flanked by schoolchildren and Vice Pres. Biden.  The official investigation into the contributing factors and details surrounding the mass shooting continues, but much of the public […]

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Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections

Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]

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Reinhardt in the Times on Socialized Medicine

Filed in Health Reform by on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Reinhardt in the Times on Socialized Medicine
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In case you missed it, in the wake of the opening ceremony to the Olympics which featured a tribute to Great Britain’s National Health Services, Uwe E. Reinhardt, an Economics Professor at Princeton, had an interesting piece in The New York Times regarding  the negative attitudes of  Americans towards “socialized medicine” in general, G.B.’s NHS […]

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Medicaid Donut Hole – Update #2: Professor Tyler Cowen gets it wrong in NYT

Filed in Health Law, Medicaid by on July 15, 2012 1 Comment
Medicaid Donut Hole – Update #2: Professor Tyler Cowen gets it wrong in NYT
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I didn’t think I’d be blogging on this again.  I’ve posted twice, here and here, on the trap the Supreme Court’s Medicaid decision created for the poor.  Briefly, NFIB v. Sebelius makes the ACA’s Medicaid expansion (“Medicaid 2.0”) optional with the states, allowing them to choose or reject the federal support for Medicaid expansion without […]

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