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Self-Service Healthcare?

In a recent commentary on the American Public Media program Marketplace Money, Francis Frei discussed the failure of self check-out at supermarkets. Her insightful commentary is clearly based on both personal experience as well as her professional knowledge of...

Doctor Pay Too High?

I just received this press release and suspect the original study will get a fair amount of attention. While the original research article in Health Affairs requires a subscription, the press release tells most of the story. I encourage our readers to have a look at...

Too Many Doctors?

I don’t hide the fact that I am a dyed in the wool liberal. I read, and agree with, pretty much everything Paul Krugman writes. But, it’s rare for me to discover the kind of synergy between my Krugman-inspired ire over economic policy and politics generally and the...

The Economist picks up the meme again

I suspect this has caught the attention of  many of our readers, but I’ll emphasize it anyway.  The Economist often comments on technology and health-care. Recently, they talked up Health 2.0 a bit.  What I was most struck by is the handful of comments.  Most...

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