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Volume 5, Number 26
August 1, 2008


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"Who" not "How": The Real First Step in Health Care Reform
Primary care docs are becoming an endangered species. Here’s how to save them.

Kevin Kelleher, MD, Medical Progress Today, 7-31-08

America's ongoing health care debate revolves around the problem of the uninsured: who they are and how to get them coverage. But this debate, while important, is fundamentally shortsighted. As Massachusetts is discovering now with its ambitious mandate for individual coverage, moving hundreds of thousands of people into an overburdened health care system leaves people with insurance, but no access to doctors.
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News

· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


Commentary

· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


Research

· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid — Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

More Research>>



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SPOTLIGHT

"Who" not "How": The Real First Step in Health Care Reform
NEW SECOND OPINION!
Experts Discuss Personal Genetics Testing in our "Second Opinion" Expert Forum!

This Week's Expert Panel:   • Maynard V. Olson
  • Ben Sasse
  • John Fossella

Click here to read their second opinions.
 
NEW TRANSCRIPT
Bridging the Gap: Affordable Health Care for New York's Uninsured. Bridging the Gap: Affordable Health Care for New York's Uninsured


Medical Progress Report 6. The Truth About Drug Innovation: Thirty-Five Summary Case Histories on Private Sector Contributions to Pharmaceutical Science
By Benjamin Zycher, Joseph A. DiMasi and Christopher-Paul Milne, June 2008

Rx NY: A Prescription for More Accessible Health Care in NY
By Tarren Bragdon

Book by Regina Herzlinger: Who Killed Health Care: America's $2 Trillion Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure (McGraw-Hill, June 2007)

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