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Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session End

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Democrat’s in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session… 172 more words


Medical Minute: Diabetes Around the World

I came across this article in one of my daily email blasts, either from The New England Journal of medicine daily mailer.

The article is titled “Lessons in Diabetes Care from Around the World”, and I thought it was very valuable and interesting on how it examined challenge in diabetes care, not just in the US but around the world- this article is pertaining specifically to Type 2 Diabetes.  936 more words


How Can We Achieve a Free Market in Healthcare?

My last post, “Why Is American Healthcare So Expensive?” suggests that we don’t have enough “skin in the game” because most costs are paid for by third party insurance companies.  348 more words

Jack Heidel

Week 12: Y49+Dev+Gini

I admit I was quite pumped to see Glass, Navarro, and Krieger on the schedule for this week. And I was not disappointed. However, for the sake of brevity, I am forced now to comment mostly on Glass. 312 more words

Phruc 2015

Why Is American Healthcare So Expensive?

The U.S. spends almost 18% of GDP on healthcare costs, double what any other developed county spends.
There are many reasons for our excessive healthcare spending.  312 more words

Jack Heidel

Hospitals, Drugs Lead Rise In Health Spending; Inflation Tame

ANN ARBOR — National spending on health rose 5.2 percent in 2014 over 2013 levels, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released Monday by Ann Arbor-based health consultants Altarum Institute. 361 more words


Health Care Percentage Of GDP Hits Record; Price Rise Modest

ANN ARBOR — The monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators report from Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute shows national health spending grew by 5.7 percent in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year. 331 more words