How the US Army Redesigned Its Mental Health System

Leaders in today’s complex health care systems need better processes and systems for aligning day-to-day, clinical-care activities with the strategic goals of their organizations. The U.S. Army has accrued valuable experience in this area over the last decade through the design and implementation of its behavioral health system of care, its term for all of […]

Can the US Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?

Perhaps most important, this country offers a large market in which patients, organizations and government spend a lot on health and companies are able to profit greatly from health care innovation. The United States health care market, through which over one-sixth of the economy flows, offers investors substantial opportunities. Rational investors will invest in an […]

Actually, a Health Care Deal Is Possible

Photo Credit Arianna Vairo The Republican leadership seems to have thrown in the towel on repealing the Affordable Care Act, at least for now. That’s one piece of good news. Here’s another: Two senators of different parties have resumed negotiations that offer a more productive path, one that could preserve the best of Obamacare while […]

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

In a joint statement, the top Democrats in Congress, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, said Mr. Trump had “apparently decided to punish the American people for his inability to improve our health care system.” “It is a spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage leveled at working families and […]

Paul Ryan’s ‘mental health’ focus is a sham

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus argues for universal health care in breast cancer announcement

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White House plans order to expand health care options

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines […]

The Health 202: Trump could pick one of these people to replace Price at HHS

THE PROGNOSIS The board game ‘Trump: I’m Back And You’re Fired’ on display at the Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden. (AP Photo/James Brooks) For a while after President Trump was elected, I thought I should watch a few episodes of “The Apprentice” if only to hear him utter the infamous phrase, “You’re fired.” Turns out I […]

Oklahoma health officials warn of dire budget consequences

For 66-year-old Richard Boston, an Army veteran who has been disabled for more than 20 years, Oklahoma’s Advantage program is a lifeline that allows him to continue living in his modest home in southwest Oklahoma City. The state-funded program provides volunteers who do light housework and run errands. It also gives out medical equipment like […]

Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said was “on the verge” of completion, would stabilize the market for individuals who […]