Health Cents Archive: December, 2012

Meet the Health Cents panel

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Health care is changing almost before our eyes, and the headlines just scratch the surface. Do you need help sorting through data on the quality... Read more

Beyond “Likes” and “Hashtags”: Achieving Real Patient Engagement through Social Media

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Guest blogger Sara Goldstein, JD is a health policy research analyst at ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization located in Plymouth... Read more

Health Care’s Top Ten for 2012

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2012 was a watershed year for American health care. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, was cemented in place legally and... Read more

Yes, Virginia, Obamacare’s Benefits are for Real

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By Rob Field Obamacare won’t do any good if no one knows about its benefits. Experts predict the law will extend health coverage to... Read more

Consumers must be savvy to benefit from health reform

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By Erica Cohen Never before had I been so excited for my health insurance to change. While I typically dread the hassle of dealing with a... Read more

Legal Challenges to Obamacare Live On

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By Rob Field Think the legal assault on Obamacare ended with the Supreme Court decision last June? Think again. The Supreme Court upheld... Read more

Extreme weather could stretch hospitals to the breaking point

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By Erica Cohen Hurricane Sandy was terrifying for all involved. Hospital patients at several New York and New Jersey hospitals, however, faced... Read more

Some Slivers of Partisan Accord Across the Health Care Divide

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By Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Do Democrats and Republicans agree on anything when it comes to health care? The bitter debates over... Read more