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Editorial: Want to fight chronic disease? Stop subsidizing drug companies

Editorial: Want to fight chronic disease? Stop subsidizing drug companies

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 13, 2017

Healthcare systems have come a long way using their medical records and claims data to flag patients at high risk of contracting chronic diseases such as diabetes. Unfortunately, under fee-for-service medicine, doing something with that information is rarely a smart move financially.

Editorial: End the slow-walk on payment reform

Editorial: End the slow-walk on payment reform

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 06, 2017

Payment reform won't change the graying of America. But it is exactly what the doctor ordered to deal with the outrageously high prices and overutilization of questionable technologies that plague the entire system.

Editorial: The phony war on high drug prices

Editorial: The phony war on high drug prices

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 27, 2017

Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Witness how the pharmaceutical industry has succeeded in taking advantage of President Donald Trump's failure to do something—anything—about high drug prices.

Our Code of Ethics

By Aurora Aguilar  |  April 22, 2017

Our Editorial Code of Ethics, which is regularly updated and also can be found under the "About Us" section of ModernHealthcare.com, offers the parameters under which we work.

Editorial: Curing the sickness at the heart of healthcare

Editorial: Curing the sickness at the heart of healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 15, 2017

Who's responsible for making the U.S. healthcare system the most expensive in the world? If you are a top hospital or insurance executive, a well-paid physician or a drug company official or stockholder, the answer lies in the mirror.

Editorial: A bold proposal for Trumpcare 2.0

Editorial: A bold proposal for Trumpcare 2.0

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 01, 2017

It was notable that so many conservative activists and pundits rushed to abandon the Republican Party's promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in the wake of Trumpcare's humiliating defeat in the House of Representatives.

Editorial: Some insurance benefits are essential

Editorial: Some insurance benefits are essential

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 25, 2017

The House of Representatives last week postponed voting to gut Obamacare after new provisions weakening the essential benefits guarantee failed to win support from right-wing Republicans, who are opposed to any form of subsidized health insurance.

Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing

Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 25, 2017

Bryce Olson, a 47-year-old Intel marketing executive wants to link medical records from across the U.S. and the world into a vast virtual warehouse for research.

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