Tag: health care

Coronavirus: Not Looking Good

The aggressive and increasingly stringent measures taken in China to contain the “novel coronavirus” sure look like the officialdom is worried, if not panicked about the disease. Although we and they are suffering from bad data (for instance, shortages of tests and even in places personnel to confirm that suspected cases are the coronavirus and […]

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No money, no problem: Doctor offers alternative way to pay for surgery — through volunteering

NORFOLK, Neb. — Every year, around 530,000 people file for bankruptcy, according to the American Journal of Public Health. Forty-four percent said medical bills or loss of work due to illness very much contributed to their bankruptcies. Do medical procedures have to be so expensive? Maybe not. Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a world class surgeon specializing in nerve […]

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In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It’s Medicare for All

By Jon Queally, manaaing editor and staff writer at Common Dreams. Originally published at Common Dreams The fight for Medicare for All received a two-handed boost from tens of thousands of doctors on Monday when the American College of Physicians—in a move described as a “seachange for the medical professions”—officially endorsed a single-payer system as […]

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The Impact of CEOs in the Public Sector: Evidence from the English NHS

Yves here. This study supports our hypothesis that CalPERS’ Marcie Frost, who has managed to greatly increase her compensation since she joined the public pension fund, is overpaid. In general, in public pension funds, CEOs engage in administrative oversight and politicking, neither of which have much impact on performance. I wonder if these findings can […]

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A Better Health Care Debate Is Possible

Presidential debates are not held for the purpose of informing the public about the candidates running for president and their views. They are television shows, designed to do what other television shows do: get ratings, sell perfume and laptops, drill the significance of the wretched Geico lizard into our skulls. Political substance as a by-product […]

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