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Foreshadowing Pitfalls for the Affordable Care Act

Several countries have implemented healthcare systems that seek to attain universal health insurance through private markets. Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already embarked on this journey and can serve as guides for the United [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Taking a Lesson from Taiwan

Government payers like Medicare and Medicaid are attempting to move away from the current fee-for-service model of health care billing—which some believe provides incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures—in favor of a [...]

January 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crisis Becomes Opportunity

Image: Andrew Mason (Flickr / Creative Commons) Increased liability premiums, lax court requirements for evidence of fault, and the threat of insurers pulling out of the medical liability market culminated in France’s malpractice crisis. The [...]

April 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Complementary Coverage in Canada’s Medicare Program

Complimentary private insurance improves utilization of medication among Canadian seniors with Medicare. Medication non-adherence is a large factor affecting health and ultimately the cost of care. One reason that patients may not take medications [...]

May 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

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