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Friday Links

Being transgender and finding a doctor. Do you accurately perceive your risk of death? Performance-based financing in Cambodia. The cost of obesity in China. 5.25 seconds.

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Links

How to push a wheelchair. Rocket failures. How to Win Friends and Influence Doctors. No more snacks? Oliver on stadiums

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End of week links

Getting an Econ PhD. The choice ahead? More or less cancer? Tiny machines. Healthcare quality and finance.

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Rate hikes in 2016

The Affordable Care Act may turn out to be not so affordable.  From the New York Times: Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they […]

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Is Ebola back?

Troubling news from Liberia. The BBC reports: A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say. The country had been declared Ebola-free more than seven weeks ago. The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the […]

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Monday Links

A good death. The cost of atrial fibrillation. Not a chance. CON. King.

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Obamacare subsidies stand

Although I mentioned on Wednesday that there are some bills pending that could strip away some aspects of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., medical device tax, IPAB), the core components of the ACA were upheld by the Supreme Court. The BBC reports: In a 6-3 decision, the justices said that tax subsidies that make health […]

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Obamacare’s slow repeal?

While we are waiting for the King v. Burwell verdict, which could repeal large sections of Obamacare, the house of representatives has already approved rolling back some ACA provisions. Modern Healthcare reports: Lawmakers postponed final passage of the proposed Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act despite a majority voting in favor of the bill. The […]

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End of Week Links

Google’s HealthKit. Cancer breakthroughs. Doctor as writer. R. Organ chips.

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Friday Links

Obamacare rate increases. Patent protection and health care innovation. Are kids dehydrated? Milk, honey and low-priced health insurance? Low vs. high-priced hospitals.

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