House# AHCA vote livens up Lown2017 “right care” conference

A great nation deserves a great health care system - and that means universal coverage. Everybody in, nobody out. @ShannonBrownlee #lown2017 — Lown Institute (@lowninstitute) May 5, 2017 The Lown Institute's meeting is taking place as the nation is trying to digest the possible impact of  yesterday's vote in the House of Representatives. The group's … Continue reading House# AHCA vote livens up Lown2017 “right care” conference

Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Register to attend in Boston  See Boston Science and Engineering Lectures page for more events this week 4:30 - 6:30.  "Income Inequality and Health in America."  Boston University U:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street. Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has … Continue reading Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

Boston Health News doesn't take sides, so we won't be signing the petition to both Massachusetts senators that arrived in the mail yesterday.  But it is worth noting. The fat envelope features a quote from Bernie Sanders, a document entitled  "Myths and Lies about Single-Payer" and an appeal for donations to Public Citizen, the consumer … Continue reading Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

At Harvard, heroes and villians, sugar and supplements

Gary Taubes' sugar takedown continued in the NYTimes SundayReview, including reference to the late Fred Stare, founder of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the 1970s Stare was  reportedly paid to exonerate sugar in journal supplement, “Sugar in the Diet of Man,” STATNews refers to the case of another Harvard … Continue reading At Harvard, heroes and villians, sugar and supplements

Massachusetts #universal health coverage effort carries on

Here in Massachusetts, life goes on in terms of universal coverage.From The Boston Globe: Health-insurance sign-ups are running ahead of expectations as the Massachusetts Health Connector wraps up the second month of the three-month open-enrollment period, according to Louis Gutierrez, executive director. The Connector, a state agency that serves people who don’t obtain health insurance … Continue reading Massachusetts #universal health coverage effort carries on

Kaiser Health News: Increase in health insurance exchange enrollment mirrors some state programs, including Massachusetts

Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News reports that enrollment increases for federal exchanges  mirror "activity on several state-run Obamacare exchanges, according to figures obtained from states independently by Kaiser Health News. Minnesota, with more than 54,000 enrollees as of Monday, doubled the number of sign-ups it had at the same time last year. Colorado, Massachusetts and … Continue reading Kaiser Health News: Increase in health insurance exchange enrollment mirrors some state programs, including Massachusetts

Boston Globe: Sachs, Angell, weigh in on health care reform

Jeffrey  Sachs of  Columbia University is not a health care guy; he's a big picture guy. One in  a series of lengthy columns in The Boston Globe offered this: OBAMACARE INCREASED health care coverage but did not solve the crisis of sky-high prices, and may well have exacerbated it by adding government subsidies into a … Continue reading Boston Globe: Sachs, Angell, weigh in on health care reform