Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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Battle of the bundle. Do survey respondents tell the truth about cannabis use? ICER critique and response. Expedited FDA review and drug quality. Living with RA.

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Why high stock prices is not good news. Why health care policy is hard. Economics and animals. The source of the Obamacare exchange problems. Defining success or failure for Obamacare.

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Does anyone look at physician quality data? Healthcare CEO pay. The skinny on skinny repeal. NHS: Smokers and obese must wait for surgery 35 best health and science summer books

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Patient-centered medical homes SLR. CBO expects US fiscal deficit to grow Eigenvectors and eigenvalues explained. The opioid crisis and the U.S. job market. Your right to your healthcare data.

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FDA lifting barriers to generic drug competition? Value based contracting. IPAB ends before it begins. RWJF: Better Care increases uninsured by 25 million What’s worse than high drug prices?

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U.S. ranks poorly in differences in self-reported health by income. FDA pulls opioid off the market. Medicaid reform. Follow the money. Value frameworks and IVI Insurers now joining Obamacare?

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ACA and healthcare spending. Risk adjustment and the ACA. Value framework harmonization? Is value-based pricing coming for drugs? “…it also caused mutations to more than a thousand other unintended genes“

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Is big data eclipsing RCTs? Interview with Raj Chetty. Pink boxes in LA. Immunotherapy and precision medicine. The cost of high-risk pools.

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Nocebo effect. AppleWatch can detect AFib. Canada to the US: We are not your drugstore. Senate on AHCA: “The House bill isn’t going to pass over here.” NHS docs: Max 1% raise until 2020.

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Safety regulation: Unintended consequences in the NFL? Measles is back. Physicians, coding, and reimbursement. Is healthcare funding a game of hot potato? 70% of employers offer HDHP.

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