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Electronic Health Records: A Physician's View

The federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized up to $27 billion of public funding to promote the benefits of electronic health records...

Republican Presidential Candidates Roll on Health Reform

Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently released proposals for health care reform...

Only 20 to 40 Cents of Each Medicaid Dollar Benefits Recipients

Only a small fraction of Medicaid funds goes directly to health care...

Elementary, My Dear Watson: IBM Enters Medical Image Storage

Congress retains the capacity to respond to the promise of health care innovation with responsible reform...

Startups Vie to Build an Uber for Health Care

Startups are putting a high-tech spin on old-fashioned house calls -- or "in-person visits"-- providing nonemergency medical care...

Insights From The 2015 Survey Of U.S. Health Care Consumers

One in three enrollees with health exchange coverage for the entire year had trouble paying their out-of-pocket (OOP) health care expenses...

Mental Health Parity Mandates Are Over Priced Band-Aid

Congress' mental health mandate debate is deja voodoo economics all over again, says Devon Herrick...

Health Savings Accounts in 2014

It has been estimated that there are 13.8 million HSAs holding $24.2 billion...

Government and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies

63 percent of child mortality in developing countries could be averted through targeted coverage of inexpensive health products...

The Cost Of Over Insurance: National Health Expenditures Rising Again

Official estimates of health spending growth project a 5.8 percent average increase between 2014 and 202...


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