In vaccinating low-risk health care workers, health care organizations violated their duty to promote public health. Furthermore, they contributed to an unfortunate narrative: that powerful people in health care are willing to serve their own interests ahead of society’s.
I spoke to The Chronicle about how health care is like higher ed, the future of medical education, and whether free college makes sense.
Okay, worst blog post title of the year. But just trying to grab your attention and point you towards a nice USA Today article on doctors and emotional intelligence.
Should Your Doctor Cry With You?
I spoke recently with a reporter from the USA Today, who ended up writing a nice article on bundled payments in healthcare. I wanted to share it with you here.
Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say
The financial times, one of the great newspapers of the world, recently published a really nice essay exploring some of the controversies about what role, if any, behavioral economics should play in public policy.
Behavioural Economics and Public Policy
Here is a WHYY Radio Times segment I participated in about health care price transparency. When it comes to the cost of treating illness, do you know how much your care costs? With higher co-pays and deductibles, health care price transparency could be an idea whose time has come.
Why You Should Know the Cost of Your Medical Treatments
It is too early to tell who will benefit and who will be harmed by Obamacare as the the law continues to unfold. In the absence of solid data, that leaves us with stories. Here are a few stories, reported on in the Fayetteville Observer, to give you a feel for the range of experiences people are having lately.
Obamacare pros, cons to be weighed in 2014 midterm elections
Now that the New Year has arrived, it is of course the time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s also the time for columnists to write essays about New Year’s resolutions. One such essay came to my attention recently, because a financial columnist at U.S. News & World Report managed to weave in some research I conducted with Dylan Smith and Heather Lacey on people’s inability to predict how happy they will be as they age.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for New Retirees