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Mid-week Links

Moore’s Law in healthcare. Retiree health insurance and early retirement. Knowing how to work the system. Deal or No Deal. Is the toilet free?

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End-of-week links

Suicide and cancer treatment. Hospital consolidation in France. Mini CoR. Exchanges doing just fine. Amazon and wellness.

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Friday Links

California Medicaid backlog: 800,000. Medicare reveals physician practice patterns to public. ACA hole for spouses. Sebelius resigns. Who is Sylvia Mathews Burwell?

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Free Health Care in the UK ‘A Thing of the Past’?

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is well known for providing free care to all its citizens. However, will £0 out-of-pocket payments be a thing of the past? Maybe so according to a recent survey of UK Members of Parliament (MPs). Pharmafile reports: In response to the question “if the challenges facing the NHS are […]

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And the news from Syria gets worse…

Individual health in Syria is not only at risk due to violence, but also due to contagious diseases.  In fact, one disease that had previously been eradicated from the country is now back.  The BBC reports: Syria was declared free of polio in 1999. But the disease re-emerged last year, after two years of conflict. […]

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Obamacare: “The single, biggest untold story of the numbers right now”

How many people will sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)? There are a number of different projections. WonkBlog reports: The big political focus has been on whether exchange enrollment by March 31 will reach 6 million, the revised estimate provided by the Congressional Budget Office. After the Department of Health […]

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Links

Some people have March Madness. NCAA and a suitcase full of cash (not what you think) UW vs. UW-M. Other people are mad about the U.S. healthcare system. What is a “health insurance ghetto”? Is there a subsidy gap? The absurdity of US healthcare prices. How to define a “cut to Medicare”? And ending on a positive […]

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Friday Links

  Do some clinical trials go unpublished? Google Glass in hospitals. ECG on your iPhone. Is NIH funding drying up? Reinventing the wheel.

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Thursday Links

World design impact prize: a syringe? One third of nursing home patients harmed in treatment. Do docs get alternative medicine? Should you conisder getting a PhD in Economics? Always order the large pizza.

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Friday Links

Polio-like illness hits the Bay Area. Calculate your Obamacare tax credit. Do you really want to win the lottery? Are obesity rates really falling? Fat drug?

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