EMBRACE update for week of June 12th 2017: Librarians, Hospitals and More YouTube

Last week has been a busy week for EMBRACE: We were informed that the Annals of Internal Medicine accepted our letter to the editor for print. The letter was in response to an Ideas and Opinions piece entitled “Single-Payer Reform: The Only Way to Fulfill the President’s Pledge of More Coverage, Better Benefits, and Lower… Continue reading EMBRACE update for week of June 12th 2017: Librarians, Hospitals and More YouTube

EMBRACE Healthcare Reform Updates

As congressional Republicans have advanced their ACA ‘repeal’, EMBRACE has had some noteworthy progress. 1) ‘The Hill’ published an opinion piece entitled “EMBRACE single system healthcare reform-How Congress can repeal Obamacare while creating a more perfect healthcare system“. There were a lot of shares and comments. 2) Dr. Lancaster’s book was reviewed by Cardiology Magazine, The Daily Voice and… Continue reading EMBRACE Healthcare Reform Updates

Donald Trump and a Republican Congress… A Great Opportunity for Real Healthcare Reform?

Wow! Before the elections, even the most hopeful Republicans could not have foreseen it. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was made into law, Republicans will control both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. For those who oppose the ACA (also known as Obamacare), this means that there will… Continue reading Donald Trump and a Republican Congress… A Great Opportunity for Real Healthcare Reform?

Clinton and Trump on Healthcare Reform: A Summary and a New Idea

Recently the Commonwealth Fund blog published a piece entitled: The Health Care Reform Proposals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The short version of the article is Clinton would keep the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with some tweaks and Trump would repeal the ACA and tweak what is left. I believe that to focus on… Continue reading Clinton and Trump on Healthcare Reform: A Summary and a New Idea

No ‘Easy Fix’ to Obamacare: But, Maybe an Alternative?

In a New York Times oped piece yesterday entitled “Obamacare Hits a Bump”, Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning Economist, succinctly explains why private insurance companies are raising prices and reducing coverage on policies that they offer on exchanges; or pulling out of the exchanges altogether. Not surprisingly, the reasons seem to boil down to… Continue reading No ‘Easy Fix’ to Obamacare: But, Maybe an Alternative?