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Sep 28, 2010 Health Reform and Safety Net Clinics: Preparing for Change In the midst of health reform, there continues to be uncertainty amongst legislators, the general public, and the health care community about how health reform legislation will affect the actual delivery of health care. One category of health care providers that is expected to face some of the biggest challenges related to health reform is the safety net health clinics. Health Reform | Public Health
Sep 21, 2010 Sending Innovations Abroad. Only a Change in Incentives Will Bring Them Back. Innovation requires several things. Certainly, it needs new discovery, but in business it also implies market adoption. In most U.S. industries, this happens through pressure from one (or both) of the following dimensions: 1) improved quality or utility of a product and 2) the price of the product. Health Policy | Health Reform
Sep 14, 2010 The Senate Needs to Act Now to Fix the Cracks in Our Nation’s Food Safety System Year after year Americans are exposed to contaminated foods that enter the nation’s food supply due to an antiquated set of food safety laws that don’t provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the tools and authorities it needs to protect public health. It doesn’t have to be this way. Health Policy | Public Health Preparedness
Sep 9, 2010 Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care - The Beginning of System Redesign Medicaid currently pays for half of all long-term care in the United States at a cost of more than $100 billion a year to taxpayers. As a result, state and federal budgets are collapsing under the weight of these skyrocketing expenditures Aging | Health Reform | Managed Care
Sep 7, 2010 Palliative Care - Difficult Conversations, Significant Results Terminal illness is one of the most difficult issues in medicine and health policy. Terminal illness forces us to address end of life care, death, quality of life, and the limits of modern medicine. Terminal illness is also hugely expensive. Aging | Health Policy | Health Reform