Category: Health Insurance

Dec 18 2008

Is Daschle Really Interested in Our Ideas for Healthcare Reform?

I was excited to hear that the new secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle, was reaching out to the American people for input on what a reformed healthcare system would look like. Imagine — asking the people who must participate. What a unique and exciting concept! That was… until I actually went to …

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Dec 06 2008

Healthcare Dysfunction Spawns Its Own Myths

Shannon Brownlee, the author of Overtreated, manages to rearrange my perspective from time to time.  She takes the facts I have learned, or the concepts I study, and makes me see them in an entirely different light. I may not always agree with her!  But I never fail to learn plenty. This recent article penned …

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Nov 25 2008

Patient Assistance: Access to Drugs for the Uninsured, and a Dose of EPA, Too

I’m pleased to announce a new relationship — PatientAssistance.com and Every Patient’s Advocate…. The courtship didn’t last long before the commitment.  PatientAssistance.com is a non-profit organization which helps those who are uninsured gain access to the pharmaceutical drugs they need.  Check it out — a very necessary helping hand for those who just can’t afford …

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Oct 14 2008

Healthcare Reform – Do You Understand the Questions?

We all think we know what healthcare reform means — we think it means something about universal healthcare, right? You might be surprised to learn that “universal healthcare” isn’t what it’s about at all.  It’s about shifting who gets healthcare, figuring out how to pay for it, and knowing that any success we find will …

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Oct 10 2008

Will Healthcare Be Important in the Upcoming Elections?

I’ve been running a poll on my About.com patient empowerment site, asking the question Tom Brokaw asked in the debate this week:  Is healthcare a right?  or a responsibility? Do we as individuals believe we should all have a right to healthcare coverage, similar to the way we have police protection, or fire protection, or …

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