Health Cents Archive: July, 2013

Making better doctors: A hard look at Board Recertification

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When most of us head to the doctor, chances are that the person wielding the stethoscope has been certified to practice in their specialty... Read more

Obamacare opponents are starting to seem desperate

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Obamacare’s rollout has entered the homestretch. The new insurance exchanges are scheduled to open for business in just over two months... Read more

Drug stores may answer the primary care shortage

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The United States has too few doctors, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is projecting that the shortage will grow to... Read more

Budget sequestration could soon cost us in lives

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What do we get when Congress cuts federal spending across-the-board? Does it bring lower taxes, smaller deficits, and less bureaucracy? How... Read more

The Supreme Court’s decision may bring big changes for LGBT health care

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In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court last month struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that... Read more

Obamacare’s latest delay may not mean much

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A key part of Obamacare will be delayed until 2015, putting it a year behind schedule. That is the provision penalizing large employers that... Read more