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The Democratization of Health Care: The Case Against Individual Retail Transactions

The Democratization of Health Care: The Case Against Individual Retail Transactions

Huff Post: Gary Puckrein – Posted: 01/31/2012 9:07 pm Many of us would like to disavow it, but the federal government, with all of its dissonance, is a walking manifestation of our collective voice — 130 million voting Americans (last presidential election) pulling in as many different directions. When we look at the resulting odd […]

The Democratization of Health Care: A Frame of Reference

The Democratization of Health Care: A Frame of Reference

Huff Post: Gary Puckrein – Posted: 12/15/11 04:11 PM ET. In the pre-release preface to Essential Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost, the Institute of Medicine articulated the purpose of the report as giving guidance to the secretary of health and human services regarding the “essential health care benefits that must be offered to individuals and small […]

Patient Safety Paramount for Cutting Edge Medicines

Patient Safety Paramount for Cutting Edge Medicines

Huff Post: Gary Puckrein – Posted: 12/06/11 05:30 PM ET. Today’s advanced medicines, known as biologics, treat some of the most serious and costly medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease. Though it is impossible to make generic versions of these drugs, the 2010 Affordable Care Act has instructed the FDA to figure out […]

The Democratization of Health Care: The Independent Payment Advisory Board

Huffington Post: By Gary Puckrein – Posted: 03/ 4/2012 2:46 pm You probably missed this one, but this bit of legislation will have profound implications not only for your health, but the health of our economy. A provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) created a 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), delegating […]

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