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RIP Hans

I learned the other day that Hans Rosling, Swedish public health professor, died earlier this month of cancer.

I was walking down the street minding my own business, and I was so shocked by this that I stood stock still in the middle of Hamilton St listening to the rest of the podcast (BBC’s… 104 more words

Health Policy

Reasons to care about our American health care crisis - 300 million personal and 3 trillion dollars of them

The Compelling Case for Change

Every individual in this country has a personal story of how they have witnessed dysfunction and brokenness in our American health care system. 3,548 more words

Public Policy

JAMA Forum: Vaccines and the Trump Administration

Writing recently in the New York Times, infectious disease physician Peter Hotez warned: “It’s looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains. 1,224 more words

The JAMA Forum

When the Patient With PTSD Tries to Schedule a Colonoscopy

This morning I decided it was time to woman up and schedule the colonoscopy I am supposed to have, in light of my family history, my cancer history, and my chronic GI issues.   300 more words

Cancer

With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet

For seven years, few issues have animated conservative voters as much as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But with President Barack Obama out of office, the debate over “Obamacare” is becoming less about “Obama” and more about “care” — greatly complicating the issue for Republican lawmakers. 409 more words

GOP anxiety rises as conservatives and moderates split on ACA repeal

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170218/MAGAZINE/302189962

Divisions sharpened last week between hard-right and more pragmatic Republicans over both policy and strategy for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Those differences—along with the apparently slow progress in drafting actual legislation that could be scored by the Congressional Budget Office on cost and coverage impact—underscore the tough struggle Republicans face in dismantling Obamacare and establishing an alternative system. 325 more words

McConnell intends to replace ‘Obamacare’ without Democrats

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/mcconnell-intends-replace-obamacare-without-democrats/

Republicans will repeal and replace the health care law and overhaul the tax code without Democratic help or votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. 301 more words