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Organ Donation: World Cup Edition

What do organ donation and soccer (or football or fútbol) have in common?  Typically, not much.  However, one Brazilian soccer team, Sport Club do Recife, though otherwise.  The BBC reports: “Every Brazilian is born with football in the soul,” says Jorge Peixoto, of Sport Club Recife, one of the top teams in the north-east of the […]

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Friday Links

Libertarian case for Medicaid. Who should you trust more: you doc or Wikipedia? Lessons from the VA. Measles cases hit record number. Big vs. small hospitals in the UK.

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Memorial Day and the VA

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have served the country.  However, it is also important to remember the veterans who currently living and address their needs.  The issue receiving the most press is the long VA wait times.  I discuss the issue below. According to Vox.com, the VA rules aim to “ensure patients […]

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Health care cost rising by almost 10%

Many times I have been asked whether the Affordable Care Act is a good thing.  The 1 sentence answer is: “Yes, because it expands health insurance coverage to more Americans, but no because it adds many layers of regulation and does little to slow cost growth.”  This last point is rearing its ugly head.  Sally Pipes […]

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Alliterative Links

Homer Economicus. HIX 2.0. Health IT and safety net providers History of Phineas Gage. Ha Ha?

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Friday Links

Crowd-out and retiree health insurance. Walmart and charter schools. How does Pharma set prices? Do you need a vacation? Free speech does not protect Sterling. #BringBackOurGirls!

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The future of humanity

Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution has an interesting post about his conversation wtih Nick Beckstead regarding perspectives on existential risk and other long-run issues for humanity.  Existential risk?  Is that really an issue?  Humans dominate the globe! Well, that is the case now but it may not always be the case.  For instance, in recent years, the population […]

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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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