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Editorial: The 21st Century Christmas Tree Act

Editorial: The 21st Century Christmas Tree Act

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 03, 2016

On the surface, it looks like every healthcare special interest and their 1,400 lobbyists won an early Christmas present courtesy of the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a whopping 392-26 margin last week and appears headed for Senate passage and enactment.

Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Editorial: Drug marketing veers off-label

Editorial: Drug marketing veers off-label

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 05, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is considering dramatic changes to its drug marketing rules that threaten to make the problem of already out-of-control drug spending even worse.

Editorial: Lower the volume on quality reporting

Editorial: Lower the volume on quality reporting

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 15, 2016

What you don't measure, you can't improve. But if you measure everything, you are at risk of sending false signals about what's important and what's not.

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 08, 2016

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 24, 2016

Last week, the New York Times posted an online poll asking its readers to choose which three of 15 possible questions they'd like to see the candidates address during the debates, which kick off Monday night. Only one touched on healthcare.

Editorial: The coming transformation

Editorial: The coming transformation

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 10, 2016

A key part of Modern Healthcare's mission is to help providers, payers and suppliers—our readers—with the news, information and data to succeed on higher-quality, lower-cost and more patient-centric care. That's why we are launching the Transformation Hub on our website.

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