Health

Why I fight to save Obamacare

In 2011, when I was 25 – and just three weeks away from college graduation – I felt pain in my right knee that wouldn’t go away. I was an avid runner and was leading…


1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the United States. An analysis of antibiotic prescriptions for more than 19 million people found that over 23 percent were for…


Health Wonk Review for December 12, 2018

‘Tis the season of giving – and Peggy Salvatore has come bearing gifts (nine of them in the form of blog posts, to be exact) as she hosts the latest edition of Health Wonk Review….


Will your state waive goodbye to ACA’s protections?

The Trump administration has opened a new front in its assault on the ACA marketplace’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions and low incomes. This time the vehicle is the ACA’s Section 1332 innovation waivers,…


What are Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicaid and Medicare are two governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in the United States. The two programs are very different, but they both come under the management…


How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?

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Health Wonk Review for November 15, 2018

Health services researcher Lisa Lines has taken the helm in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review. over at The Medical Care Blog. Welcome, Lisa, and thanks for including our own submission, from Louise Norris….




What is health insurance?

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