Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

Todd Wilemon & Aasif Mandvi discuss best healthcare in the world

America’s Best in World Healthcare is 37th on the List

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April 10, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

Aasif Mandvi takes us on a tour of 3rd world healthcare in Knoxville baffling Fox News Commentator Todd Wilemon who has the funniest pause in TV history.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

“Free” health screenings have hidden costs

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April 4, 2014

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WELLNESS:

Last week, I spoke to a class of undergraduates about the benefits, harms and politics of screening smokers for lung cancerusing low-dose CT scans. Afterwards, a student asked how I felt about the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicare and private insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force “A” and “B” recommended screening tests and other preventive services without co-payments or deductibles, making them free at the point of care.

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Obamacare: 4th Anniversary Reflections and Road Map Forward

Obamacare: 4th Anniversary Reflections and Road Map Forward

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March 30, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Patient Safety:

Psychiatrist Shimon Waldfogel, MD reflects on his journey as a health reform activist as the 4th Anniversary of Obamacare approaches

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Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

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March 28, 2014

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POLICY:

Overall there have been more than 20 unilateral changes/delays/exceptions made by the President without Congressional approval or oversight.

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Medical conspiracy theories about vaccines

Medical Conspiracy Theories and Public Mistrust

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March 28, 2014

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Psychology & behavior, RESEARCH:

Margo Gordon MD relates a belief in medical conspiracy theories to public mistrust in our healthcare “system.”

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Republicans Considering Proposing High-Risk Pools––Health Insurance Ghettos

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March 21, 2014

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POLICY:

I can’t believe Republicans are even considering this idea in 2014.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

How do you get Young Invincibles to buy health insurance?

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March 15, 2014

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POLICY:

President Barack Obama is pushing his signature domestic program, enrollment in a health insurance plan via healthcare.gov by March 31, by shilling for it on the “Funny or Die” Zach Galfianakis mini talk show satire, “Between Two Ferns.”

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Gallup: The Number of Those Uninsured Is Falling––Why All of the Amazement?

Gallup: The Number of Those Uninsured Is Falling––Why All of the Amazement?

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March 11, 2014

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POLICY:

Under the headline, “Obamacare Working?” CBS reported that Gallup found the uninsured rate had fallen to 15.9% in a survey taken during January and February. That was down from 17.1% at the end of 2013––a reduction of 2.5 million adult Americans.

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Obamacare: The Uninsured Are Not Signing Up Because the Dogs Don’t Like It

Obamacare: The Uninsured Are Not Signing Up Because the Dogs Don’t Like It

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March 6, 2014

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POLICY:

Here’s my version of a classic corporate marketing story from the 1980s

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Movings and dislocations in life and medicine

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February 15, 2014

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POLICY:

Our country’s health care system is experiencing a similar sort of dislocation, driven not only by the error-plagued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but trends that have been in motion for decades.

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