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ObamaCare and You

by Admin 09.23.2013

Obamacare is like cilantro: people either love it or hate it. However, unlike cilantro, Obamacare can’t be avoided. It is going to happen, for better or for worse. I’ve spent twenty-five years thinking about the need for health care reform in the US, starting in the 80’s when Intergroup, Arizona’s first health maintenance organization, was […]

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Hospitals Mining Data for Privately Insured Patients

by Admin 02.10.2012

Every once in a while I find that America’s acclaimed free market health care system (it’s a joke, folks, just a joke) has hit a new bottom. Today I found a piece in Health Business Blog that asked Are you commercially insured with cancer, heart disease or an orthopedic problem? If so, you are a […]

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American Drugs, Produced Abroad, Have Been Contaminated

by Admin 09.12.2011

If you have ever felt that a prescription drug you take regularly is no longer working, or that one refill is less effective, you may be right.  The Pew Health Group has just released a study of the global prescription drug supply chain, and the takeaway is that our pharmaceutical manufacturing process is complex and […]

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Rock Health Makes Another Stab at Health Care Reform

by Admin 07.28.2011

What are the odds that I would find myself in a room with two other women who  also worked at Intel and were passionate about health care?  I thought maybe a million-to-one until I met Halle Tecco and Leslie Zeigler at Rock Health. They are truly star power. It gets better from there. Rock Health is a […]

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