The transition from active duty to civilian life can be a difficult. A premature decision to pursue long-term disability compensation can lead many veterans into a cycle of invalidism.
What if we could get a lot more of our medical care from trained health care professionals who are not doctors, such as nurses and nurse practitioners?
Scott Gottlieb will fight for patients facing serious and terminal illnesses, because he has been one. And there is no contradiction between speeding access to investigational medicines for dying Americans and treatments and maintaining a rigorous clinical trial process.
Our paper shows that hospitals can, and do, target care based on financial considerations, and suggest that altering provider financial incentives can generate more efficient care.
The fundamental challenge of healthcare is that it is a highly conservative business urgently in need of inspired disruption. Addressing this challenge will require a convergence of the tech and health spheres in a relationship that will challenge both sectors to leave their comfort zones.
The Congress is trying to come to an agreement on a spending plan that includes wall funding to avoid a government shutdown. When you look at the history of government shutdowns where Congress settled was usually the deal that had the fewest side deals and in this case the wall funding is an add-on.
Tom Miller offers his thoughts on the state of the individual market and potential policy fixes.
FDA regulations on vaping products must change so that reduced risk products can get to smokers without needless delay. It is important that appealing quality products exist; who makes them is not.
Trump’s campaign largely ignored crafting detailed policy proposals and instead relied on rhetoric to attack the opposition. Now Trump’s chickens are coming home to roost as the administration struggles to achieve any legislative success on both health and tax reform.
The FDA oversees drug quality and tells consumers it is illegal to personally import medicines into US. But on its websites, it acknowledges what nearly everyone who buys online knows to be true, that if you import less than 90 days supply of medicine for personal use the law is not enforced.
The ACA ushered in a variety of government-driven payment reforms, ostensibly designed to improve efficiency in the delivery of health care. Advocates of those initiatives argue that repealing the ACA will result in discarding the effort to improve the delivery of health services through system reform. As the country debates health reform, the question is not whether to pursue delivery system reform, but rather how to best go about it.