Some States Issue a License to Kill

After the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting just over five years ago, the executive vice presidents of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre said, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) … Continue reading

End of the Primary Care Doc is Near

Can patients receive similar quality of care outcomes from Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) as they would from Primary Care MDs (PCMDs)? In a healthcare landscape moving towards greater independence of and more reliance on advanced practice providers such as NPs, questions … Continue reading

Sugar, Sugar

With increasing rates of obesity across the globe, governments are beginning to take more and more action to reduce the consumption of unhealthy dietary products. In 2014, Mexico took a step in this direction by implementing a 1 peso per liter tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages. Since then, … Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions

Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) have recently become popular in health insurance, with 30% of covered employees enrolled in CDHPs in 2017. These plans have high deductibles, lower premiums, and a health spending account which is usually tax-incentivized. They expose enrollees more directly … Continue reading