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Checking Up On Health: June 24, 2014

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd BENITA DODD My pet peeve when I visit the doctor’s office is waiting. I arrive on time. Then I wait. I don’t touch the magazines – I mean, sick people visit the doctor’s office! I play with the iPad. I text. I attempt to diagnose patients’ ailments and personalities. Most of all, I seethe. I know that if I made the doctor wait for me, I’d lose my place in line and they wouldn’t accommodate me. And if I didn’t turn up at all, they’d charge me for the missed appointment. Making me wait, I feel, is a sign of disrespect and disregard for my time. Is my time not… View Article

Checking Up On Health: November 5: 2013

Health Policy News and Views Compiled By Benita M. Dodd BENITA DODDVice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Yes, but …I: Ever the optimist, Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare, has a list of things to remember about the Affordable Care Act. He predicts that the “snafus” over the ObamaCare exchanges eventually will be sorted out, “and more than 20 million people who were formerly without health care insurance will be insured.” On the down side, however, he adds: “But it seems clear that many of the plans will be fairly restrictive, and people won’t have as much choice of provider. Out-of-pocket spending will surely increase. At the same time, funding for disproportionate care is being slashed. Safety-net… View Article

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