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Today’s America Pharmaceutical Industry Dilemma: An International Comparison

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Health Policy, HealthcarePolicy2016  /  No Comments

In an America where everything has become practically unaffordable: a college education, proper housing, energy, etc., it is unfortunate that healthcare, perhaps the most important of them all, has become unaffordable as well. Many people intuitively believe that this is … Continue Reading

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The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Trojan Horse How drug companies use psychological tools to increase drug prices

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Health Policy, HealthcarePolicy2016  /  No Comments

The pharmaceutical industry, like any good magician, knows not to reveal his or her

secrets. Some of the industry’s secrets are grounded in psychology and behavioral economics.

These fields can provide perspective into the nature of drug prices and how … Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Medical Licensing

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Health Policy  /  No Comments

For a country as medically advanced as the United States, it is astounding how many deaths are actually due to medical malpractice. According to Is US Health Really the Best in the World, a book by Barbara Starfield, MD, … Continue Reading

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Defunding Planned Parenthood

By   /  October 17, 2015  /  Health Policy, Public Health  /  No Comments

Escalating tensions between the G.O.P and Planned Parenthood has many Planned Parenthood chapters fighting for funding from their states. Over the past couple of months, an increasing number of states have passed laws that attempt to defund these local chapters, … Continue Reading

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Op Ed: Indiana’s Innovative Medicaid Expansion and the Future Structure of Medicaid

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Health Policy, Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  2 Comments

When the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, all eyes were on the individual mandate. When it survived the challenge, the law’s liberal supporters declared victory. Under

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Electronic Health Records – A Work in Progress

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Health Policy, Recent  /  No Comments

Do electronic health records (EHRs) work? As medicine seeks to integrate advanced technology that fundamentally changes the traditional system, the question of the efficacy of EHRs is a serious one. While they obviously have the potential to be incredibly powerful … Continue Reading

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Abortion Legislation in Texas

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Health Policy, In the Courts, Recent  /  1 Comment

On July 18, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 2, “an act relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties”, into law, introducing four new restrictions regarding abortion. The first regulation prohibited all abortions … Continue Reading

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The Costs and Necessities of Maternal Leave in the U.S.

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Health Policy, Recent  /  1 Comment

Parental leave policies in the United States have remained the same since President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law in 1993. In June 2014 President Obama noted that the United States is the only developed … Continue Reading

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Managing Care Transitions in Long Term Care

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Health Policy, Recent  /  No Comments

§1: Preventing Hospital Re-Admissions

From 2007 to 2010, the national hospital patient readmission rate remained high at 19%, costing the Medicare program approximately $17.5 billion in inpatient spending, as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Centers (CMS) in … Continue Reading

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Ethics of Ebola Treatment

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Global Health, Health Policy, Public Health, Recent  /  No Comments

Ebola is a viral infection that attacks the dendritic cells of the immune system. These affected dendritic cells are unable to relay information about the viral attack, impairing the immune response. In a study released in August 2014 by Cell … Continue Reading

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