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Indian IT Industry Voices Concerns Over US HealthCare Policies by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 24 Dec 2010 2:35pm This is always a hot topic anywhere no matter how you look at it and we have plenty of outsourcing in healthcare in the US and not limited to India but China and other countries as well.  With the new bill passed, taxes will be forthcoming on goods and services coming to the US from overseas.  With current economic conditions in the US we need ... Read on »
United Healthcare Announces Their Departure From the Individual Health Insurance Market in California, Who’s Next? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Jul 2013 12:57pm Like I have said, they have tons of money coming in with government contracts and of course the employer plans.  United quit messing around at HHS a while back and went over to DOD for their contracts, even suing the DOD to get the west coast contract.  In a way Blue Cross is getting stuck here as insurers compete against each other as they hav ... Read on »
Happy Holidays from Health Care - From Policy to Practice by HealthCare Posted Fri 24 Dec 2010 12:00am We're taking some time off from our coverage of the health care industry to celebrate the season with our loved ones. We want to sincerely thank you for your readership, your comments and your participation. We look forward to returning to the world of healthcare policy in 2011! Here are our top posts from 2010 MDRP 2010 Conference - AM ... Read on »
"Obama Should Focus on HEALTH, Not 'Health Care Policy'" by Jim Pinkerton Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:06pm Just published on's Fox Forum. "Health insurance reform" failed for both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, whereas "health" worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. Two very different presidents; but millions of Americans owe their lives to them, and to their good works against polio and cancer, ... Read on »
Blogs vs. Traditional Journals in Health Care Policy Making: McAllen Texas as an Example (and the possibility that it's not an o by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Jun 2009 10:42pm Atul Gawande’s New Yorker McAllen Texas article is the policy zombie that refuses to die. The big news is that while this still-walking undead has generated some vigorous debate, it's prompted a fascinating insight about the growing role of non-traditional media in driving health reform. First off, there’s a lengthy Health Affairs academic, ... Read on »
Obama vs. McCain health care policies by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm Barack Obama and John McCain both believe that they know how to improve the American health care system. A policy brief by Michael Tanner has nice summary of the two candidates policies. I will review some of this paper today. Obama’s general health care policy Obama goal is to expand government provided health care and create a fo ... Read on »
Why aren't medical students taught about health care policy? by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 9:55pm Happy to have been interviewed by and mentioned in this very timely article at which asks the question "Why aren't medical students taught about health care policy?" There is so much to cram into 4 years of medical school, it's hard to imagine that we could teach students more. However, some basic understandings of health care polic ... Read on »
Having Your Own "Health Care Policy" by DocSpallone Posted Sun 14 Mar 2010 9:43pm I believe in alternative health. I practice holistic chiropractic and complimentary and alternative medicine. As far as I’m concerned medicine should be considered alternative and natural health care should be the gold standard. In al ... Read on »
100 Best Health Care Policy Blogs by David W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:15am has published a list of the 100 Best Health Care Policy Blogs. They were kind enough to include the Health Business Blog. Read on »
Side-by-side comparison of the presidential candidates’ health care policy by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:19pm The website has a great tool to give voters a side-by-side comparison of John McCain and Barack Obama’s stance on a variety of health care issues.  For some commentary on each of the candidates health care reform proposals see my post on Obama vs. McCain health care policies. Read on »