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Learning Pricing from the Airline Industry

Source: Kevin Dooley (Flickr/CC) Traveling by air during the 1950s and 1960s during the Golden Age of Flying was different from what most of us are used to today. Lavish layouts, complimentary drinks, and exorbitant ticket prices made air travel for [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Happy accident lowers health care costs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased emphasis on quality reporting for doctors and hospitals in an effort to improve care and, hopefully, improve health outcomes for patients. Whether or not this will be accomplished is yet to be seen. However, [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Coverage that Doesn’t Cover It

As a medical student living in Texas, two things are very familiar to me: having uninsured family members and being solicited by said family members for medical advice. Source: Kirt Edblom (Flickr/CC) A few weeks ago, a relative approached me at a [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Toppling the Ivory Tower of Medicine

Last summer’s Institute of Medicine report on Graduate Medical Education (GME) raised vociferous concerns from stakeholders ranging from academic medicine (Association of American Medical Colleges), hospitals (American Hospital Association), and [...]

February 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Medicaid crowd out: hype or reality?

With Medicaid expansion underway, questions about whether Medicaid coverage “crowds out” private coverage have reemerged. Critics of Medicaid expansion contend that public health insurance causes individuals to forego private coverage. A recent [...]

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

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