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Health Care Reform, and the Issues We Face

As we approach the election this fall, it seems like the news media report on little else. Unfortunately, too little news coverage addresses health care reform. That’s wackadoo, because there is still so much to be done to improve the cost, quality, and access for patients within the US health care system.

So let’s talk about the major health policy issues we in the US face. This is Healthcare Triage News.

This episode was adapted from a post Aaron wrote for the JAMA Forum. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2016/09/21/jama-forum-re-engaging-in-health-care-reform/

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Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
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Bringing humanity to healthcare: David Joske at TEDxPerth

Modern medical practices have resulted in astonishing advances in cure rates for some of the most challenging forms of disease. Yet, many patients feel neglected, disrespected and unsupported in their journey as a patient.

In this talk, Prof. David Joske argues that quality of life is a too-often overlooked consideration for how best to treat patients. He outlines his experience of leading a hospital-based cancer support service that provides free complementary therapies to patients and their carers. He argues that although this service does not provide a cure, the benefit for the patients cannot be overlooked.

Professor David Joske’s vision is to “re-humanise” modern cancer care. He strives for all cancer patients to have an open-minded team supporting them to feel empowered to tackle their illness in their own way. As Head of Haematology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (since 1994), his clinical and research interests include the treatment of lymphomas, palliative care in haematology and supportive care in cancer.

With more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in medical literature, he is the founder and chairman of the SolarisCare Foundation, which administers over 7,000 complementary therapy treatments to Western Australian cancer patients annually. A John Curtin Medallist and a three-time Australia Day Council Australian of the Year finalist, David’s dream is to re-establish supportive communities for cancer patients.


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Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes | Healthcare People, Stand Together

Time to wake the hell up or nothing will change.

Against Medical Advice (AMA) #44

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Their Health Care Proposals

We’ve got an election coming up here. It’s pretty much a dumpster fire. But we’ve still got a country to run, and a health care system that’s far from ideal. There are two main candidates, two main health care reform plans, and we’re going to break them down and discuss them. That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

And make sure to tune in to Healthcare Triage LIVE this Wednesday at 11:30 AM Eastern, where we’ll take all your questions on this topic.
http://www.youtube.com/healthcaretriage/live

You can read Hillary Clinton’s health care plan here: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/
You can read Donald Trump’s health care plan here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/POSITIONS/HEALTHCARE-REFORM

More links for your perusal:
What credit card history can tell us about state lines: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2008/05/reverse_robin_hood.html
Health Savings Accounts and the ACA: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/health-savings-accounts-under-affordable-care-act-5945.html
My own take on state lines: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/meme-busting-selling-insurance-across-state-lines-will-lower-costs/
Margot Sanger-Katz’s take on state lines: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/upshot/the-problem-with-gop-plans-to-sell-health-insurance-across-state-lines.html
Block granting Medicaid: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/medicaid-theres-no-magic-in-block-granting/
More Medicaid block granting: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2012/04/20/jama-forum-innovation-isnt-easy-when-it-comes-to-medicaid/
HCT covers drug pricing: https://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage/videos?view=0&shelf_id=2&sort=dd
HCT covers EpiPens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdY38YL39g0
More HCT on EpiPens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-lYKFoVPGM
HCT explains how insurance works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3Dcol5XLg
HCT explains the US healthcare system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN-MkRcOJjY
HCT explains the exchanges and such: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBr3fniyb4w
HCT explains how we pay for the ACA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdcNLBfeTis
HCT talks about underinsurance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GQKNIhU3JM

John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
Mark Olsen — Graphics




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Healthcare Stole the American Dream – Here’s How We Take it Back | Dave Chase | TEDxSunValley

The middle class is being crushed by skyrocketing healthcare costs, but there are common sense solutions to save it. Dave Chase gives us a non-political road map to solving one of America’s biggest problems.

Dave Chase is co-founder of the Health Rosetta and was named one of the most influential people in Digital Health due to his entrepreneurial success, public speaking & writing that recognizes healthcare’s under-performance but contrasts that with a growing cadre of high-performing organizations that have solved healthcare’s toughest challenges. Chase, widely published, co-authored the healthcare Book of the Year in in 2014. Chase was the CEO & Co-founder of Avado, which was acquired by and integrated into WebMD and the most widely used healthcare professional site – Medscape. Before Avado, Chase spent several years outside of healthcare in startups as founder or consulting roles with LiveRez.com, MarketLeader, & WhatCounts. He also played founding & leadership roles in launching two new $1B+ businesses within Microsoft including their $2 billion healthcare platform business. Chase is a father of two great kids/athletes, husband & oxygen-fueled mountain athlete.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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6 Strategies: Competitiveness in Healthcare

http://www.siemens.com/executive-alliance Want more insights about staying competitive? Find this white paper, best practices, and inspiring resources for healthcare leadership at http://www.siemens.com/executive-alliance

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IF AIR TRAVEL WORKED LIKE HEALTH CARE

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS–IT’S GOING TO BE A BUMPY FLIGHT.

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ACA and AHCA: Don Berwick Breaks It Down

Health care has taken center stage in the last few months in the United States. From debates on Capitol Hill, to town hall meetings, to non-stop media coverage, topics like insurance coverage, Medicaid expansion, and payment reform have been on everyone’s minds.

No matter your view, we believe a common understanding of the issues is critical.

It is in that spirit that we share this video from Dr. Don Berwick. Berwick, President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at IHI, explains the changing health care landscape in terms that are both simple and comprehensive. What’s the future of the Affordable Care Act? If it’s “repealed and replaced” by the American Health Care Act, what will change? What’s the difference between the two?

Berwick originally gave a version of this lecture at a Leadership Alliance Meeting in May of 2017. Reactions from Alliance members encouraged us to share it more widely. We — and Don — hope you find it helpful:

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