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  • Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    By Ed Weisbart, M.D. | The Kansas City Star, May 17, 2017
    I applaud The Kansas City Star for addressing complex health policy issues through many recent columns, including one on May 10 by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder among others. Unfortunately, these authors are misinformed in critical ways.

  • Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    By Phil Kadner | Chicago Sun-Times, May 9, 2017
    Will someone please tell me what evidence exists that a free market benefits consumers in this country when it comes to health insurance? Would anyone even argue that market demand ought to determine how much a person pays when it comes to saving the life of a baby?

  • Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | The Guardian, May 5, 2017
    Let us imagine that you would like to redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars from working class people to the rich, and wouldn’t hesitate to risk the lives of tens of thousands of people to do so. Well, as luck would have it, there is a bill—the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA)—that does precisely that.

  • Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017
    So who really determines the nature and scope of the health care delivery system? Is it the doctors and nurses? They are busy trying to make the system we have work for their patients, and they are having difficulties with that.
  • Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017
    This study establishes a new landmark in health policy research. It provides a basis of determining how all nations are doing in reducing premature deaths by providing timely and effective health care, that is, in improving their “amenable mortality” rates.
  • Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Much attention is paid to premiums and deductibles of insurance plans in the United States. A much more important number is what we are actually paying for health care.