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Atul Gawande
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Let to revealing @NewYorker piece from @peterubel on How to Tell Someone That She Is Dying [Or How Not To]
Govt data: 10% of US hospitals report not using Safe Surgery Checklist. What it means. (It's probably worse.)
Thanks for the shout out here! @voxdotcom: The 10 best New Yorker articles on health care
On the rising C-section epidemic: new video from @NewYorker . (With Neel Shah, one of my colleagues at Ariadne Labs)
Doctors & students, this is what a medical hero looks like. @Reuters: Top doc contracts ebola
Sorry bout that... RT @magger: Still traumatized by "The Itch": @Atul_Gawande
Oddly enough, Christian Science Monitor has the clearest explainer I've seen on yesterday's contradictory ACA rulings
Johns Hopkins will pay $190 million because of gynecologist who secretly recorded patients:…
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Read the decision that ruled Obamacare illegal in 36 states:
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Doctors for the 1%. @cflav on when income inequality meets medicine: specialists who only see the cash-paying wealthy
Health Insurers Are Trying New Payment Models, Study Shows, via @nytimes
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Drat. This seemed so promising. Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured. @nytimes
Health Affairs highlighted the difficulty Americans face getting acute care 4 years before the NY Times:…
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1 more heartening stat from new survey: 74% of Republicans & 82% of independents w ACA coverage are satisfied w it
Only 9% worse MT @Atul_Gawande: Majority w new coverage (previously insured &uninsured alike) say they're better off
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5. 60% w new coverage have used their plan. 62% of them said they'd not have been able to afford the care before.
4. Uninsured rates fell most dramatically in CA and TX.
3. Majority with new coverage (previously insured and uninsured alike) say they're better off, esp those on Medicaid.
2. The ACA is helping, as intended, those below 250% of federal poverty ($59,625 for family of 4) most of all.
New @commonwealthfnd survey. ACA making a BIG difference: 1. Uninsured fell by 9.5M people
Yes, but damn is it funny. RT @brianhurn @BV Satire at its finest, surely.
Egad. This Goldman trader's letter to his mom, posted by Michael Lewis @BV, is so awful it can't be true, can it?
.@afrakt @CitizenCohn. The key Q that the report doesn't settle is what the net gain in coverage. Paper says "most" were likely uninsured.