On April 10th and 11th, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned for almost 10 hours by senators and representatives before joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees regarding the company’s privacy policies and use of data collected on the company’s …

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Medicaid is an “entitlement” program. That means anyone who meets eligibility criteria related to poverty has a right to enroll and receive Medicaid coverage. It also means states have guaranteed financial support from Washington for part of the cost of …

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As I wrote in “Political Debates: Little Substance About Healthcare“, I had hoped to hear a lot of substance about healthcare reform during the political debates this year. So far, there has little substance. I doubt if any of the …

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The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PwC (formerly PriceWaterhouseCoopers) describes the top health industry issues it sees for 2016. They are summarized below with my own interpretation. You can read the full report at Top health industry trends and issues 2016: PwC. …

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