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Weekend Reading: Volunteers In The Battle With Heart Disease; Psychiatry Without Medication; Owning Your Genes
Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:39
Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web.
The Atlantic: Lost In Medication
Psychiatrists who take time with their patients are not the norm. It's not because others don't care. Rather the system rewards efficiency, not empathy ... I treated a patient who had suffered from schizophrenia for years. He...
Viewpoints: When A Doctor Should Keep Quiet; 2 Views Of Hospital Pricing; Stem Cell 'Snake Oil'
Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:31
Los Angeles Times: For A Dying Patient, A Prescription Of Silence
In medical school, we were taught not to withhold information from our patients or to be "paternal" in making decisions for them. We internalized the idea that fully informed patients are better equipped to make treatment decisions. And with patients likely to die of their...
Navigator Headlines: May 16, 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:20
Today's headlines detail the Senate confirmation of Acting Chief Marilyn Tavenner to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Kaiser Health News: Senate Confirms Tavenner To Head CMS
Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey talks with Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico Pro about the Senate's confirmation Wednesday of...
Political Cartoon: 'Bloc On Wood?'
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:40
Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Bloc On Wood?" by Chris Weyant.
Meanwhile, here is today's health policy haiku:
GO AHEAD, KICK THAT CAN!
suggest shrinking deficit...
Stalls a grand bargain.
If you have a health policy haiku to share, please send it to us at http://www.k...
Viewpoints: Controversy Taints IRS Efforts On Health Law; Another Chance To 'Gut' The Overhaul In The Courts; Salt Wrongly Accused
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:26
The Wall Street Journal: Your Next IRS Political Audit
Even as the politicized tax enforcement scandal expands, the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its political powers thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A larger government always creates more openings for abuse, as Americans will learn when the IRS starts auditing their health care...
- Miss. Dems Continue Work To Keep Medicaid Expansion Plans Alive; GOP Lawmakers Offer Proposals To Compete With Ariz. Gov.'s Expansion Vision
- California Health Exchange Awards $37 Million To Educate Residents About Health Law
- Roundup: Democratic Opponents Arise Over Calif. Governor's Health Care Budget Cuts; Veto Of Medical Charity Tax Break Scrutinized In Ga.
- Are The Health Law's Coverage Requirements Scaling Back Some Restaurants' Expansion Plans?
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