Health Cents Archive: April, 2013

Why expanding Medicaid is good for Pennsylvania’s health, economy, and state budget

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Curt Schroder is the regional executive, Delaware Valley Health Care Council of HAP, the association for southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals... Read more

Could Groupons spell trouble for doctors and patients?

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The saying “There is no such thing as a free lunch” has been popular for decades. But in the case of physicians using Groupons... Read more

Should a firm have the right to use the genetic code in your cells?

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The Supreme Court hearing yesterday on whether human genes can be patented cuts to the heart of law, science, and even philosophy. Should a... Read more

Who’s really serious about controlling Medicare costs?

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President Obama released his budget proposal this week. As expected, it calls for cutting Medicare to reduce future deficits. Many Democrats... Read more

Perinatal hospice offers an alternative for parents of fetuses with terminal conditions

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While debates rage over abortion, they obscure other heart-wrenching issues that expectant parents can face. Among the most difficult but rarely... Read more

Arkansas wants to privatize its Medicaid Expansion: Is this the start of a trend?

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How do you get recalcitrant Republicans like Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to support expanding Medicaid, which is a key feature of Obamacare?... Read more

Gay men should be allowed to donate blood

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As gay individuals fight for the right to marry, there is another struggle for gay rights that deserves more attention than it is receiving... Read more