Archives By Month: October 2015

Medicaid Expansion Increased Health Insurance Enrollment

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:40 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

October 23, 2015 Last year’s changes in health insurance enrollment are of particular interest, as 2014 was the year in which key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) took effect — most notably, the offeringof subsidies for coverage purchased through the new government exchanges and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. The increased enrollment […]

Practice Fusion

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:39 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force, according to articles in Fast Company and TechCrunch. The personnel affected involved those in the engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments. The articles indicate that only mid- and lower-level staff, not executive personnel, […]

The Essential: Ludwig von Mises

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:37 am By admin in Government HealthCare

FEE is happy to present the Essential series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Frédéric Bastiat. In each of these compact anthologies, you will find a powerful case for liberty. But the ideas within are not mere fodder for debate. Like […]

Hospital’s Struggles Challenges China Health-Care Reform

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:36 am By admin in International HealthCare

Mission of Shenzhen facility marks radical departure from how Chinese hospitals are typically run By Shirley S. Wang | The Wall Street Journal Sept. 11, 2015 SHENZHEN—When family-medicine doctor Edward Wu started seeing patients at a new hospital in this southern Chinese city, he began by asking them basic questions about their symptoms and medical […]

The Changing Ideal Blood Pressure

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:34 am By admin in In The News

The Ideal BP which has been 140 (160 in the elderly) systolic and 90 diastolic will be changing. The cardiologists in Sacramento have long insisted that the ideal BP was 110/70. Many of our patients on their return from a cardiac consultation became lightheaded after achieving the new standards. Thus, we had to teach them […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VIII

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:31 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  July 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Designing an Ideal Health Care System CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Chapter Twenty-three Among people who believe the American health care system needs serious reform, attention […]