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Chocolate Bar

A truly amazing and uplifting story from Kind World from WBUR about a boy with Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1b, his friend and the Chocolate Bar Book. LANTZ: Dylan is 10 years old now. But this story starts when the boys were in first grade. Dylan’s mom Debra Siegel was driving her son home from […]

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Partners in Health: Should you really donate your money here?

With the recent devastation in Haiti, many celebrities have advocated donating money to the non-profit Partners in Health.  What is this organization?  Is it the best place to donate your money? Almost 4 years ago, the Healthcare Economist endorsed PIH as a great place to donate your money in my post “Are you ready to […]

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Ways to Work

This blog has repeated reported on microfinance programs in the developing world which give loans to poor individuals.  This model has been extended to work even in the U.S.  Ways to Work provides loans to poor Americans, often to purchase or repair an automobile.  After welfare reform acts in the 1990s, many states required individuals to […]

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How much uncompensated care do doctors provide? Less than zero.

Doctors are often perceived as benevolent professionals. They are hard-working individuals who extend their largesse by giving away free medical care to those in need. Studies by Cunningham and May (2006) and the American Hospital Association find that doctors provide uncompensated care equal to 6.3% or 5.6% of their cots annually respectively. A recent Journal […]

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