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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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Links

A cancer breakthrough. FDA regulation and pain meds. The Dow is killing me. Career planning for scientists Hot hands real?

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What are “conditions specific to military service”?

Just before Memorial Day, a Maryland congressman recently proposed shrinking the scope of services the VA provides to veterans.   How would he do this? He proposes a model: …where the VA is not the place of general health care for the veterans, but the place of highly-specialized care where skilled professionals are particularly well-equipped to […]

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End of week links + HWR

Apple Watch and chemotherapy. Globalization of healthcare. #YoTambienMeDormi. $2 billion needed for antibiotics research? Out-of-pocket costs as a side effect? …plus a pre-Memorial Day Edition of Health Wonk Review at Workers Comp Insider.  

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Links to start the week

Cancer spending tops $100 billion. Impact of behavioral health on US longevity 1960-2010) $25 billion for antibiotic research. “You gotta change us to inpatient!” The King is dead.  Long live the King.

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Mid-Week Links

Behavioral economics and pricing. Nerd altruism. What do mangos and high fructose corn syrup have in common? Can homosexual men donate blood? “I went to the streets to find love.”

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