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  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By the Editorial Board | The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
    Happy anniversary, Medicare. Like that Italian actress starring in the new James Bond movie, you're looking good at 50.

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By Joshua Freeman, M.D. | Medicine and Social Justice blog
    On Thursday, July 30, Medicare and Medicaid turned 50 years old. The anniversary was marked by an event held at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., which I attended.

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By Emily Kirchner | The Billfold
    “What the patient really needs is better insurance.”

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    This online poll by the AMA Journal of Ethics only just opened for voting, garnering 15 votes so far. Also the sampling method - voluntary participation of visitors to the website - is not a scientifically valid polling method. Nevertheless, it is very encouraging to see that persons attracted to a web publication on ethics in medicine strongly support single payer.
  • Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015
    High deductibles and other cost sharing - “having more skin in the game” - make patients better health care shoppers the advocates of consumer-directed health plans tell us. Let’s see what insight comparing dentists to physicians can provide on this concept.
  • Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015
    At the 50th anniversary of Medicare we can be thankful for the assistance it has provided to our seniors and those with long term disabilities in improving access to care and in making health care more affordable for them. However, Medicare does have significant deficiencies and this is a good time to look at them and see what we can do to improve the program.