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

Are two big #hospital groups better than one? #consolidation

At Wednesday's meeting, the  Massachusetts Health Policy Commission heard a staff report on the proposed merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  In summary, we find that these transactions are anticipated to increase market concentration, solidify BIDCO’s position as the second largest hospital network in the state, and could strengthen BIDCO’s ability to leverage higher … Continue reading Are two big #hospital groups better than one? #consolidation

Single-payer health reform advocates launch new website #HCR #mapoli

The unrelenting supporters of the single-payer approach to health reform  have updated their website. And, it is a quite an update. The old MassCare site was sluggish -- infrequently updated and often lacking links to upcoming events. Check it out here or click below. Also in health reform, check out WBUR's Q & A with David Seltz, … Continue reading Single-payer health reform advocates launch new website #HCR #mapoli

Books by doctors on health reform and beyond

As a freelancer, I’ve been known to grumble about doctors who write. After all, why should they hog the Pulitzers and the pages of The New Yorker when they have perfectly good day jobs? On the other hand, doctors in print often offer us an alternative to the mass-marketed Dr. Oz or the perky, laminated … Continue reading Books by doctors on health reform and beyond

Hold the fried chicken: RedSox workout tips from the Globe

Some of the BoSox players were lifting chicken legs instead of weights last spring, but not Ellsbury and Pedroia.  Jacoby returned from an injury for a great year and Dustin was solid all season. The Globe's Daily Dose offers some advice from their off-season trainers, who counsel them "on the importance of sleep, self-massage to relieve soreness, and what … Continue reading Hold the fried chicken: RedSox workout tips from the Globe

New fitness and exercise blog on the Globe web site

The Globe has added another health blog -- this one on fitness: Elizabeth Comeau is the senior health & wellness producer at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read … Continue reading New fitness and exercise blog on the Globe web site

Harvard video: The Supercommittee Collapse and America’s Healthcare Future

Harvard School of Public Health Panel