Despite extraordinary improvements in medicine and technology over the years, the U.S. health care system often has surprisingly little access to comparative effectiveness research, or CER, which evaluates the effectiveness of medical interventions relative to each other

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In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, low-income adults were more likely to see a doctor, stay overnight in a hospital and receive their first diagnoses of diabetes and high cholesterol, according to a study published Monday

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In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights

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A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees

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Op-Ed: Ezekiel Emanuel & Bob Kocher – SURPRISINGLY, there appears to be one small area of bipartisanship in Washington: the desire to repeal the so-called Cadillac tax. It is a tax on super-expensive health insurance plans provided by some private companies to their employees. The tax would be paid by employers who sponsor these high-cost plans

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Our Matt DeCamp, MD, PhD discusses what he and colleagues have learned via research into what plans ACOs have for sharing savings. Do their plans distribute savings fairly?

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Expect political controversy. The Obama administration plans to pay doctors to hold end-of-life planning conversations with patients, a controversial decision that will almost certainly revive the “death panel” debate that has long dogged the Affordable Care Act.

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The Affordable Care Act survived its second Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it five years after it became law

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