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.
Those of us who spend our time thinking about the fate of the nation's health and healthcare system have no shortage of things to be thankful for this holiday season.
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.
Can he change? Will he change? Can he repair the social fabric torn asunder by his campaign? We can only pray that he sticks to the conciliatory themes laid out in his victory speech.
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.
Healthcare pricing concerns are making a late run for relevance as the presidential campaign heads down the homestretch. Unfortunately, too much attention is being paid to price hikes on the Obamacare exchanges, which affect only a thin sliver of the population.
The debates are over, but let's not pick on the candidates. Let's take a closer look at the nonsense spouted by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace on the state of our “entitlements.”
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.
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.
Over the past year, there have been several reports indicating America's health status has taken a turn for the worse.
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.
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