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The First Wealth is Health

The Affordable Care Act provides another attempt to bring healthcare into the national commons, making healthcare accessible to more people. Reports estimate that 10-15 million more Americans obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The First Wealth is Health

What are we missing out on? What else might we spend that money on? From a personal standpoint, I would like to pay for college for my sons. And I would like them to go to the school of their choice. If I buy everything I get offered by the [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The First Wealth is Health

We hear a lot about healthcare spending in the United States. We spend more on healthcare than any other nation in the world. The healthcare economy in the U.S. is larger than the total economy of all but 5 nations on the planet. Upwards of 17% of [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Health Policy Twitterati 2015

It’s that time of year again for our annual Health Policy Twitterati List. Each year we compile a list of the individuals and organizations providing the most important tweets related to health policy. This year has seen a huge shakeup – [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Doctor-Patient Relationship is Sacrosanct

Oppegaard et al. recently published results from a rigorous randomized-controlled trial comparing an in-person follow-up to home self-assessment after a medical abortion. They found that home self-assessment after early medical abortion is safe. [...]

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

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