Observers of the US health care system have noted the withering primary care physician workforce and the declining interest among US medical students for careers in primary care. Primary care physicians constitute less than a third of the US physician… Read More ›
The JAMA Forum
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, renewed attention is being given to reforming how health care is organized and delivered. But there’s another element needed for sustainable health care reform: finding ways to deal with unsustainable increases in… Read More ›
At dinner parties, on a plane, and at the ball park, I get the same question: “Will the Supreme Court strike down health care reform?” I give the same response. In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s tough to make… Read More ›
I don’t have any children but am a firm believer that “it takes a village” to raise a child. As a public health nurse, I’ve done my best to talk with youth in my extended “family” about safer sex practices,… Read More ›
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, it ushered in significant changes to Medicare. Those changes include innovations to provider payment models, including episode-based bundled payments, various new types of accountable care organizations, and… Read More ›
With former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now the presumptive Republican nominee, this is shaping up as possibly the most unusual presidential race in history when it comes to health care.
Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, it is worth paying more attention to his health care proposals. Governor Romney has said many things about health care—mostly negative. He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA),… Read More ›