Health Cents Archive: September, 2012

Death panels live on

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Welcome to The Field Clinic, where our mission is to explain and interpret the laws, policies and politics that drive our health care system... Read more

Are the Joint Commission's top hospitals truly the best?

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by Erica Cohen The Joint Commission, the accrediting organization for nearly all hospitals across the United States, recently released its... Read more

Figuring out why fewer were uninsured in 2011

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Here’s some good news about health care for a change. Fewer Americans lacked health insurance... Read more

Could an overweight physician convince you to lose weight?

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Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Who could be a better guide for helping people to lose weight than their physicians? No one sees the... Read more

Putting a gag on patients

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by Erica Cohen Would you be alarmed if your physician used a company like Medical Justice to “manage” his reputation? Would you... Read more

Obamacare is only first step for reform

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Will we ever finish reforming health care? Obamacare made a good start. It will save about 30 million... Read more

Dietary supplements baffle even hospitals

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by Erica Cohen A patient is diagnosed with brain cancer. She sees a slew of doctors, including a doctor of holistic medicine who recommends... Read more