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As the ACA Turns

So now what?

If the Affordable Care Act was a soap opera – and who’s to say it’s not – I think even Susan Lucci would have lost faith by now in the merits of a plot leading to any type of long-term resolution, clarity or certainty. 735 more words

Editorials & Opinions

Resisting a Dangerous Consequence of Privatizing Medicaid

As of July 1 this year, my state has adopted an HMO model for its Medicaid plans. All Medicaid members have been assigned a primary care provider in the network. 1,328 more words

Worldview

New Greek health minister faces important challenges in drug P&R policy

Greece’s new health minister, Makis Voridis, inherits the same overriding issue in the area of pharmaceutical policy as his predecessor – fulfilling the requirements of the troika to keep public drug spending in the community-pharmacy sector to around EUR2 billion in 2014. 793 more words

Healthcare Policy

Dyson’s Law and the Medical Registrar: A frontline view

This is a follow-up to Dr Aroras’ earlier blog about the recent legislations surrounding Do Not Resuscitate orders. Dr Suthahar, who is a final year geriatric registrar, reflects on the immediate impact of the legislation on the wards and the acute general take. 607 more words

Geriatrics

The Lunacy of Our Mental Health Policy

An institution for mental diseases (or, “IMD”) is defined as, “a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons with mental illness, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services” (42 U.S.C. 690 more words

Editorials & Opinions

Parking policy from the patient and family perspective

Last week we started to identify some policies that are meant to improve patient experience in health care. Parking costs are a good example of a policy area that is of concern to patients, but one that they are usually excluded from. 876 more words

Canadian Healthcare

Better care for older people

Niall Dickson is Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, sets out how the professional regulator is responding to the needs of doctors when treating older patients. 527 more words

Geriatrics