The healthcare reform bill was only passed at the end of March but its effects are already being reported by some of the biggest players in the pharmaceutical industry
Comparative effectiveness has really come to the fore following the Healthcare Reform Bill and has the potential to seriously affect businesses in the healthcare industry. But is it all just a misunderstood can of worms?
In recent rounds of the US healthcare debate, ‘rational debate’ seems to have been replaced with scare tactics, in the mainstream media at least. The UK healthcare system recently came under heavy criticism by the anti-reform lobby.
George Bernard Shaw once described America and England as two countries separated by a common language. Might this also hold true for comparative effectiveness research and health technology assessment? This article highlights several, recently available resources for anyone seeking to understand healthcare systems outside their own country.
Overhauling the American health insurance system – a Herculean task to be sure, and the debate rages on through the summer months. I have my own strong opinions on this topic, but I am a bit surprised by the vehement response it has evoked among my fellow citizens.
By Mary Gabb, HOC editor As President Obama continues his push for major healthcare insurance reform in the US, a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine on medical bankruptcy is grabbing headlines. The headlines read something akin to, ‘Medical costs contribute to more than 60% of US bankruptcies’ – a startling statistic, indeed.…
With President-elect Obama’s proposed plan to reform the US healthcare system, this will be the closest the US has gotten to universal health coverage. We provide a snapshot of the Obama healthcare plan and highlight some of the criticisms it has received from health economists.
By Mary Gabb ([email protected]) Nowadays, healthcare is hotly debated, and not just for US presidential candidates. Virtually every western country is now grappling with the challenge of how to pay for healthcare for its citizens. The US has garnered much attention in this debate, as it is the only western country that does not have…