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  • Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    By Eric Salk, M.D. | The New York Times, Letters, March 21, 2018
    Those of us on the front lines know that large segments of the population have no real access to quality medical care, and even those with “good insurance” struggle through a maze of barriers and increased costs.

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    By Margot Sanger-Katz | New York Times, March 21, 2018
    When you get really sick, the medical bills may not be your biggest financial shock. New research shows that for a substantial fraction of Americans, a trip to the hospital can mean a permanent reduction in income.

  • Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    By Mat Kladney, M.D. | Reno (Nev.) Gazette Journal, March 20, 2018
    The prior authorization process is another symptom of our broken health care system, where private insurers decide that profits are more valuable than health.

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    In this article, Donald Light and Arthur Caplan help to dispel some of the excuses given for outrageous drug pricing in the United States, especially the myth that our drug prices are higher because of other nations' free riding on our drug research.
  • Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Prior authorization is unique to our dysfunctional health care financing system here in the United States. It is the requirement that permission be obtained from private insurers to provide certain procedures and services or to prescribe certain medications for the patients.
  • Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018
    Joseph Stiglitz defines rent seeking as "getting income not as a reward to creating wealth but by trapping a larger share of the wealth that would otherwise have been produced without their effort."