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$230 million for Alzheimers research. 100 books. Uber for health care? Thoughts on paying for kidneys. The end of nursing shortages?

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2014 State of the Union: A Healthcare Review

As is an annual tradition, below is the Healthcare Economist’s blow-by-blow commentary of all healthcare-related statements made by the President in his State of the Union address. Michelle’s Let’s Move partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years – an achievement that […]

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Thursday Links

Elasticity for beer. 16 and Pregnant’s role in public health Do Hospitals with HIT give better quality care? Pediatric marijuana patients. Increasing cancer cases in the UK.

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Midweek Links

Does Medicaid decrease ER visits? Why use flow restrictors? Effect of competition on price and quality? January is Glaucoma awareness month. Big Healthcare.

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Monday Links

Lonely? Price elasticity of beer. Which ERs have the longest waits? The rise of AFib. Deadlines.

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Health care crisis in Spain?

Due to its recent economic woes, Spain has imposed a number of austerity measures including significant cuts to social services and health care.  The Economist reports that “expenditure was reduced by 13.7% in 2012 and by 16.2% in 2013 (including social services). Some regions imposed additional cuts as high as 10%.” Cuts to health care […]

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Obama signs up for bronze plan

The Washington Post reports that: President Obama has enrolled in the federal health-care insurance exchanges, selecting a bronze-tiered insuranceplan on the D.C. marketplace. Does Obama really believe the exchange plans are better than his current plans? Of course not. He did not put his wife, or children on the exchange plan. This PR stunt will […]

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Tuesday Links

Is risk selection into high-deductible plans a problem? Even single payers have multiple computer systems. Saving a Program That Saves Lives. ‘TripAdvisor’ site for NHS. Healthcare.gov fail. The $500 stitch. Do hospitals know their own prices?

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Pre-Thanksgiving Links

‘Vaccinate your child!’ says CAP. Most health apps of limited value. Drug look-alike list. $1 trillion. Digital awards. California vs. Healthcare.gov

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Wednesday Links

Prostate screening inaccuracies. What is the cancer drug fund? ACA: “I don’t really think you could stop this law.” Writing with Parkinson’s. Rate shock part II. Kobe & biologics. Hospital shooting.

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