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Debunking “FloozyCare”

Image: Tanya Little (Flickr / Creative Commons) As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, controversy remains around requiring contraception coverage as part of minimum preventive [...]

April 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

Insuring Our Nations Veterans

Photo courtesy the City of North Charleston, SC (Creative Commons / Flickr) Myth: All United States military veterans receive health insurance. Fact: More than 1.5 million U.S. veterans were [...]

April 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Can telemedicine save money?

Photo by Ted Eytan (Creative Commons / Flickr) This study capitalized on a natural experiment: A company that owned several nursing homes in Massachusetts decided to invest in telemedicine, [...]

April 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Report cards for hospitals

Photo by Phalinn Ooi (Flickr / Creative Commons) There has been increasing interest in public reporting of hospital and individual physician performance. Currently, most of these public reports have [...]

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Public plans and wait times

Merritt Hawkins, a for-profit, physician recruitment and workforce company, recently published a survey examining new patient access to physicians. Specifically, the survey recorded the time needed [...]

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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