• An Unwanted Variation in American Medicine

    One of the things reformers point to most frequently is the wasteful variation in medical practice. They do not understand why certain common diagnoses are handled differently by different providers. They have a good point. There is...

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  • Meanwhile Back at Campaign Headquarters

    We interrupt this discussion of substantive issues to take another peek at the Presidential Election, still in progress. Virtually all surveys show the President marginally ahead with only the traditional red states safe for Romney. These same...

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  • Reforming Health Care in The US: A Tutorial (Part 1)

    This year’s presidential election will be, among other things, a referendum on Health Care Reform and the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010. We may have to stop and remind ourselves of that periodically in the next...

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  • Get Government Out of My Hair and Your Filthy Hands Off My Medicare

    The choice of Congressmen Paul Ryan has injected a new wrinkle into the Health Care Reform debate: Medicare. The Todd Akin flap has injected others, but let’s take this one wrinkle at a time. Ironically this now...

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  • Pre-existing Conditions and Health Insurance

    One of the more popular provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (to use its full name) is the prohibition of insurance companies denying people coverage because of so-called pre-existing medical conditions in their past....

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