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The Real Problem With Healthcare

Paul Matadeen called me for an impromptu interview about the stall in the Senate healthcare legislation. Here is what I told him.  

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Medicaid and Poverty

Medicaid is an “entitlement” program. That means anyone who meets eligibility criteria related to poverty has a right to enroll and receive Medicaid coverage. It also means states have guaranteed financial support from Washington for part of the cost of

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Medicaid

Medicaid is in the news every day. People, politicians, policymakers, providers, and payers are expressing points of view ranging from kill it to expand it. Unfortunately, most people are not well informed about what Medicaid is. I would like to

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Telehealth Moves Toward Mainstream

Telemedicine is on its way to becoming mainstream. One company, Teladoc, is believed to have garnered a 75% market share, but I expect a lot more competition coming in. That will be a good thing, more competition will mean better choices

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Congress Puts Drug Lobbyists Ahead of Those They are Supposed to Represent

As I have written in Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, there are many problems with the American healthcare system. The number one problem is the high cost. It is not the cost of the insurance, it is

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