By David Blumenthal MD – Though the Trump Administration recently released a budget for the next fiscal year, that document is mostly theoretical.
By David Blumenthal MD & Shanoor Seervai – The government shutdown last month revealed how partisan gridlock is making it very difficult for lawmakers to maintain vital public services. Even programs that have enjoyed decades of bipartisan support, such as CHIP, have been caught in the wrangling.
By Shanoor Seervai & David Blumenthal MD – While many issues and crises competed for the public’s attention in 2017, health care captured headlines throughout the year. Here, we look at 10 critical events in health care during the past year.
By Sarianne Gruber – NYeC welcomed guests to its Gala & Awards night at the historic art deco Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York’s theater district. The converted theater heard applause for the 2017 honorees and Dr. David Blumenthal for his contributions to healthcare information technology.
By Shanoor Seervai & David Blumenthal MD – Debate continues about how best to reform the U.S. health care system, including over the roles that federal and state governments and private insurance markets should play in providing coverage. As policymakers explore options to expand on recent coverage gains under the ACA, they might benefit from familiarity with historical precedents.
By David Blumenthal MD & Sara R. Collins – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has always needed fixing. Now that the Congress has tried and failed to repeal and replace it, the time for repair seems at hand.
By Sara R. Collins & David Blumenthal MD – If Republicans are unable to revive the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation will need to turn back to ensuring the long-term success of the law.
By David Blumenthal MD – Fidel Castro’s passing on November 25 is a vivid reminder of the outsized role that he and Cuba have played in the history and imagination of the United States.
By David Blumenthal MD & David Squires -Plans to expand bundled payment models in the Medicare program are one of several new payment alternatives in Medicare and Medicaid designed to hold health providers accountable for the cost and quality of care.
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