Remodeling the FDA

Remodeling the FDA

            As we continue to look for ways to reduce the rising cost of healthcare, the main focus has been…

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Medical Rationing: Necessity at the Heart of Controversy

Medical Rationing: Necessity at the Heart of Controversy

Rationing has been an ongoing debate in health care; it is fraught with ethical, social, and political implications. The concept of rationing often has negative…

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What Do Doctors Say About ACA?

What Do Doctors Say About ACA?

         http://reason.com/archives/2013/03/13/the-obamacare-revolt-physician-fight-bac            Discussing the brokenness of our nation’s healthcare system and the ACA’s proposed amelioration of it has made me question what doctors themselves…

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Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

The United States is regularly criticized as having excessively high healthcare expenditure, accounting for 17.2% of the GDP (Markowitz, 2014). It is estimated that three…

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Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Technology has progressed to the point that most facets of industry have been fundamentally changed by the rise of the digital age. With information being…

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The ACA Leads to New Challenges for Rural Communities

The ACA Leads to New Challenges for Rural Communities

During Steven Lipstein’s lecture last week, he brought up some interesting points about how the insurance marketplaces have legitimized high premiums and how rural areas…

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Family Caregivers Needed

Family Caregivers Needed

Adults ages 46-56 in the United States are commonly sandwiched between the burdens of taking care of their parents and their children simultaneously (1).  This…

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The Demands of a Changing Healthcare System Calls for a Change in Medical Education

  After Dr. Robert Gaynes’ presentation informed the class of the historical evolution that led to the medical education system we have today, I began…

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Rising Costs and Inequitable Access: How Evergreening Inflates Prescription Drug Costs

Rising Costs and Inequitable Access: How Evergreening Inflates Prescription Drug Costs

National health spending in the US has continued to balloon since the 1960s, with seemingly no end in sight. Healthcare spending in 2010 totaled nearly…

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