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  • Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018
    Interview with Dr. Ed Weisbart | Tulsa (Okla.) Public Radio, June 18, 2018
    On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about Physicians for a National Health Program (or PNHP). This collective, per its website, is "a nonprofit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance."

  • Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018
    By Jonathan Michels, Robertha Barnes, and Sydney Russell Leed | STAT, June 8, 2018
    Fifty years ago this month, at the 1968 meeting of the American Medical Association, a fourth-year medical student named Peter Schnall seized the microphone and scolded several hundred of the most prestigious, highly educated white men in America.

  • Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018
    By David U. Himmelstein, M.D.; Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.; and Elizabeth Warren, J.D. | New England Journal of Medicine, June 7, 2018
    Dobkin et al. have made an important contribution in clarifying the relationship between health shocks and economic risk; like us, they have shown that health crises have major economic consequences for families and that even the insured are not adequately protected. However...

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Plenty of polls confirm the concern of Americans over high health care costs. This new Reuters/Ipsos poll provides some specifics that should be seriously considered as we address our health care cost concerns.
  • Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    There is a lot to not like about private insurance companies: high premiums, excessive deductibles and coinsurance, narrow provider networks, prior authorization requirements, tiering of benefits, and the like.
  • Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018
    When concerns are expressed about the high costs of health care, frequently the excess use of low-value health care is cited as a major contributor to these high costs.