One in five doctors may not be able to afford to continue vaccinating children on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program.
American Hospital Association wants Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to let hospitals use strong-arm debt-collection on patients with debts.
Florida Medicare Advantage Plan to pay for members’ fitness trackers (which means the plan seeks to enroll healthy, not chronically ill, seniors).
Huge privacy invasion: A management consultant uploaded England’s entire National Health Service patient database to Google servers outside the U.K.
Surgery center of Oklahoma eliminates the $100 aspirin.
Curious factoid: About 20 percent of hospice patients are discharged alive.
Is there anything wrong with distinguishing between the “deserving” and the “undeserving” poor?
Nation’s third largest for-profit hospital chain expects only 15% of uninsured patients to get ObamaCare coverage.
Oliver Wyman actuaries estimate Medicare Advantage payment cut of $65-$145 per member per month in 2014 & 2015.
Creative destruction: Closed New Jersey hospitals reopen as for-profit medical complexes.
How the iPhone will radically change the practice of medicine. (Fascinating video)
Finding: Being really rich makes you very happy.
Health Wonk review is up.
Only 1.6% of climate scientists believe that humans are the main cause of global warming.
Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in the Army.
Medicare Advantage cuts to cost seniors between $420 and $900 per year, even though 41% of beneficiaries have annual incomes below $20,000.
One in three say they have been personally hurt by ObamaCare; only 14% say they are better off.
There are more than 36,000 illegal (violating U.S. law) Internet pharmacies, mainly located abroad.
Obama: People can get subsidies outside the exchange. But is that legal?
HHS switch: Administration tells states to pay out ObamaCare subsidies now; verify later.
Members of Congress and their staffs have a way to opt out of ObamaCare: If they retire they can go back into the government subsidized, Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
ER wait times on rise nationwide.
By a margin of 2 ½ to 1, the uninsured don’t like ObamaCare.
Is China blocking FDA inspectors?
Jonathan Chait: Republicans have no plan that is both ideologically acceptable to conservatives and politically defensible.
About 65% of small businesses, covering 11 million people, will see an increase in insurance premiums because of ObamaCare community rating; about 35% of employers, covering 6 million people, will see a decrease.
NBC coverage of the Olympics: Awful.
Two-thirds of state exchange systems rated as “high risk” for security breaches.
Hawaii spends $120 million to enroll 4,300 ― that’s almost $28,000 per enrollee, or enough to buy super Cadillac plans for every one of them.
IRS: Fines for not having health insurance are “shared responsibility payments.”
When politicians run health care: Senator bribed $100,000 in $500 million hospital billing fraud.
RAND: Medical homes don’t work; improvements in only one of 11 quality measures.
Oregon ObamaCare exchange IT boss told to “publicly parrot” inaccurate talking points before being fired.
Does ObamaCare have God on its side?
A doc fix that’s not a fix.
The Left’s new story: Nobody is hurt by ObamaCare.
Does the Administration have the legal authority to fund ObamaCare’s bailout of insurers? (Likely not – h/t The 2017 Project)
The conservative case for universal coverage.
Study: Social media marriages more successful than offline marriages.
Band-Aid removal: Is fast or slow less painful?
After two hours of viewing TV, each additional hour is harmful to children.
Cambridge study: Men and women are different.
Get Health Alerts by Email: