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The Commonwealth Fund’s Breakthrough Health Care Opportunities Program

The founder and CEO of healthcare investment firm Consonance Capital , Mitchell Blutt also serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 169 more words

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Tax cuts: Killing Obamacare penalty could cost some Floridians $1,392

A U.S. Senate plan to cut taxes would remove the $695 or more penalty for not buying health insurance, but not everyone gets a break — if you’re 60 in Florida, it could raise your premiums a projected $1,392 in 2019, a… 636 more words


This Week in Brexit: The Conservatives weak negotiating hand

by John Brian Shannon

One of the reasons I’m a Theresa May fan is that she took a highly principled position by calling an election prior to Brexit, presumably to further legitimize her premiership with voters and thereby gain a stronger negotiating hand heading into Brexit negotiations. 776 more words


The Commonwealth Fund has done a three year study of how the two states of Kentucky and Arkansas with medicaid expansion compares with the State of Texas which opted out of the medicaid expansion part of the ACA/ Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare. 1,031 more words


Finding the best burger in the world, and the NHS...

For Paul

Join me, if you will, in a thought experiment. Imagine you love burgers. I mean, you really love them. You love them with the zealous passion of the religious convert and it is your greatest ambition in life to share their joy with the world around you. 1,072 more words


Read Original Research - Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care - The Commonwealth Fund

Read the original research, not coloured by the media. According to a new Commonwealth Fund report, in the United States—more than in 11 other wealthy countries—the… 150 more words


Why the Mortality Rate for White Americans has Risen

The Atlantic has published an article by Olga Khazan about the rising mortality rate among white Americans. A portion of them are “despair deaths:” those resulting from suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related liver disease. 148 more words

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