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20 ways to deliver excellence in community-based healthcare

We round up key points from our live chat panel on how to embed services at the community level<p><b>Ciro Franco, global technical lead on maternal, newborn, and child health,</b> <b>Management Sciences for Health</b><b>, Arlington, USA. @MSHHealthImpact</b><p><b>Encourage a broad range of stakeholders in community-based …

How Is Information Technology Changing Healthcare?

It's not such a surprise these days when you visit your doctor's office and your physician uses an iPad to take notes and store your medical records …

A single-payer system, like Medicare, is the cure for America's ailing healthcare

Obamacare's reforms are a welcome but small step. To give all Americans healthcare as a right, we need a fair, efficient solution<p>I start my approach to healthcare from two very basic premises. First, healthcare must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our …

Alex Wagner on healthcare

Alex discusses the importance of access to universal healthcare in America. She is the host of NOW with Alex Wagner, which airs weekdays at 12 PM ET on msnbc.

A Skeptic & Supporter Debate Healthcare Reform

Just like the general public, experts are divided on how they believe the ACA will work in practice. Ezekiel Emanuel is an oncologist and former …

Health Care

How healthcare can work when it is a right, not a privilege

Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.<p>What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we're talking about. Is it the government owning …

ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) Is Not An Insurance Or Healthcare Problem

ObamaCare is coming and the world is ending! I’ve heard this for the last 3 years from Republicans and Democrats alike as universal healthcare comes into full affect. Universal healthcare is not the problem. Tax administration is the ObamaCare or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) …

States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion Leave Millions Without Healthcare

Can we really call the Affordable Care Act universal healthcare? According to new data analyzed by our partner The New York Times, of the 26 states …

How glitchy is the healthcare rollout?

The new healthcare rollout has had a rocky first week, but not in terms of demand, which has been phenomenal. Doctor Kavita Patel, a primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Brookings Institution fellow, joins Chris Hayes to talk about whether, like Medicare in the past, problems will …

What is the role of hospices in the healthcare system?

People have a range of misconceptions about what hospice care is and some are missing out on vital support<p>Many people remain unaware that hospices offer a wide range of treatment and support to help people manage the symptoms of complex or long-term conditions.<p>We at Sue Ryder are concerned that …