Patient-assistance program comparisons misleading and other letters

March 21, 2015

The provocative title of your article, “Lifesavers or kickbacks?”, got my attention. However, it seems misleading to suggest that patient-assistance programs are either lifesavers for patients in need of help or kickbacks to drug manufacturers, which would be a felony offense as defined...

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...

Louisiana lawmakers question VA secretary's leadership

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 07, 2015

On behalf of Louisiana veterans, we express extreme dissatisfaction with Modern Healthcare's selection of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as one of the “healthcare winners” in 2014 as part of the Year in Review feature.

Payment system redesign will always require finesse, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 10, 2015

Regarding the Jan. 5 editorial “Lessons from Vermont”, perhaps it is too easy to criticize from afar, when being on the inside of such an endeavor comes with all the political and social pressures that make some options untenable, forcing the choices that are less viable economically.

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