Tag Archives: Medicaid

Coverage vs. Care

Does more coverage actually equate to more care? That’s the question I was posed with while writing a story about a survey from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS; Tuscon, Arizona) concerning the upcoming Medicaid expansion. The Patient…


Unhappiness of physicians is reflected in some startling numbers in career-recommendation survey

As I read through one particular healthcare-related news item recently, the lyrics to the old “If you’re happy and you know it” song just plain took over my subconscious thinking. You know the one I’m talking about: “If you’re happy…


Obama, House propose cuts to healthcare as part of deficit reduction plans

President Barack Obama unveiled his deficit reduction plan last week, calling for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes that the White House claims would cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without gutting popular…


Berwick nomination stymied by poisonous partisan politics

 By most objective accounts, Donald Berwick is doing a pretty decent job as chief administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, giving CMS a much-needed shot in the arm and kick in the . . . well, you…