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  • How Scrapping the Cadillac Tax Will Drive Up Health Care Costs

    How Scrapping the Cadillac Tax Will Drive Up Health Care Costs

    Rob Garver - thefiscaltimes.com | October 02, 2015


    Fom Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side to key Republican lawmakers in Washington, including Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, there is a growing bipartisan push to repeal the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost health insurance plans that is due to kick in in 2018 under the Affordable Care Act. The problem is that people who really understand healthcare economics – including those who have supported and those who have opposed Obamacare – say repealing the tax is a terrible idea. Read More
  • New technology ups the need for universal healthcare

    New technology ups the need for universal healthcare

    Beth Mole - arstechnica.com | October 26, 2015


    Cars and trucks no longer need drivers. Executives can get digital personal assistants to read their e-mail and manage their schedules. Cities may soon send robots instead of rescue teams to save people from natural disaster areas. And medical sensors and machine-to-machine communication can now do the work of some caregivers, monitoring and helping to manage patient care. Read More
  • Medical apps are increasingly replacing referral books for doctors

    Medical apps are increasingly replacing referral books for doctors

    Ekatha Ann John - ETHealthworld.com | October 19, 2015


    They help people connect, keep you informed, and now they guide scalpels to save lives. While technology increasingly finds its way into operation theatres, surgeons are hooked to their gizmos for help to direct their surgeries. From fine-tuning their surgical skills to calculating the risks involved in a procedure and keeping them updated on the latest scientific breakthroughs, apps are replacing referral books for surgeons as they prepare to make the cut. Read More
  • The Movement to Diversify Medical Schools

    The Movement to Diversify Medical Schools

    Jamal Eric Watson - theatlantic.com | October 26, 2015


    The numbers are in. According to new data released Thursday by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), enrollment at medical schools across the nation has increased 25 percent since 2002. The dramatic incline in the number of enrollees—20,630 in 2015—signals an all-time high for medical colleges in the U.S. In addition, the total number of applicants to medical school rose by 6.2 percent to 52,550, exactly double the percentage increase from the previous year, according to AAMC officials. The number of first-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 4.8 percent to 38,460. Read More
  • Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

    Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

    Alex Smith - www.npr.org | September 30, 2015


    Say you're a Midwestern farmer in a hospital bed, recovering from surgery or a major illness. It's time for the nurse's check-in, but there's no knock on the door. At Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, a camera attached to the wall over the foot of the bed whirls around, as a video monitor next to the camera lights up to show a smiling face with a headset on. "Good afternoon, this is Jeff with SafeWatch," the smiling face says. "Just doing my afternoon rounds." Read More