I read with interest the article “In California, where moms deliver affects whether they have a C-section." As a private-practice OB-GYN for the past 23 years working mostly in a community hospital, the numbers showing high variability in the state certainly raise the question, who is...
Regarding the recent story “Why patients who shop by price aren't going to slow healthcare spending," this study significantly underestimates the potential effects of price shopping for two main reasons.
The Feb. 15 editorial, “The iatrogenic roots of the opioid epidemic," fails to point out the whole context of the problem. If you put together all of the elements, it is a perfect storm of unintended consequences.
Regarding the Feb. 15 story “The opioid abuse epidemic: How healthcare helped create a crisis,” sadly, most federal and state policies have largely missed the mark. Community awareness programs sound good but have not proved effective.
Regarding the Feb. 1 editorial “The future of employer-based insurance,” finally a rational discussion about this fundamental flaw in our system. There are numerous reasons why we don't need employers picking health plans for their employees, but we do need their money, which in reality...
Regarding the article “Doctor researching Flint lead was approved for study in two days," kudos to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Hurley Medical Center for standing firm on this matter, to continue to ring the bell on the truth—for the good of the Flint, Mich., community, which deserved...
Regarding "Digital health firms, say goodbye to easy venture capital," great article. I attended the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and as a physician, I am inundated by sales pitches and e-mails.
Regarding the Jan. 11 editorial “What's behind the out-of-pocket cost problem,” it is important to understand that the “out-of-pocket cost problem” does not affect all people equally.
Regarding the recent article “Obama administration's proposed insurance reforms incite industry backlash," let's not forget one of the biggest reasons for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: insurance company abuses.
Regarding Modern Healthcare's Year in Review coverage “High drug prices emerge as 2015's top issue,” rapidly rising drug prices is one of the most pressing issues facing consumers, physicians and hospitals.
Regarding the recent feature “Company doctoring” which focused on healthcare costs, let's not overlook another key component to managing cost: coordination of care with the employee's regular primary-care provider, if the worker has one.
The Dec. 7 editorial “Tackle gun violence like other public health problems” misses the point. Violence is the public health problem, not guns. Guns are only a symptom.