health care reform

Can agencies stop employees from talking to media? Brechner Center says no  – Health Article

About Madeline Laguaite Madeline Laguaite (@MLaguaite) is pursuing her master’s degree in health and medical journalism at the University of Georgia. Her area of interest is stories about LGBTQ health and mental health. Public employees have the right to speak to the press without going through the boss, but workplace gag orders continue to violate their freedom of speech, says a report from The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, a nonprofit educational center. The findings could have particular implications for…

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The New (Ab)normal in Health Care Dysfunction – Health Article

Introduction: The Issues Ignored by Discusisons of Health Care Reform After the failed attempt to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) in 2017, we summarized what we thought were the main issues that traditional discussions of health care reform in the US (and sometimes in other countries) did not address.Despite some protestations to the contrary (e.g., here), the US health care system has been plagued by dysfunction.  According to a recent Commonwealth Fund study, the US was…

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Health Care Renewal: Return of the Anechoic Effect – Health Article

Introduction: Blogging About Taboo Topics in Health Care We started Health Care Renewal in 2004 to discuss the causes of health care dysfunction that rarely were mentioned in polite conversation at the time.  When we started Health Care Renewal, such issues as suppression and manipulation of research, and health care professionals’ conflicts of interests rarely appeared in the media or in medical and health care scholarly literature.  While these issues are now more often publicly discussed, many other topics, such…

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