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Editorial: Skimping on social services

Editorial: Skimping on social services

The nation needs a far more robust federal nutrition program, just as it needs more robust housing, job training, early childhood development and other social programs that tackle the so-called social determinants of health.

Editorial: Waste isn't the cause of high healthcare costs

Editorial: Waste isn't the cause of high healthcare costs

A long-standing obsession with waste and overutilization is slowly giving way to a greater appreciation for how entrenched poverty, a tattered safety net and exorbitant prices may explain why we spend so much more than other countries.

Editorial: Second thoughts on physician pay reform

Editorial: Second thoughts on physician pay reform

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission wants Congress to scrap the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System for physicians, better known as MIPS, and replace it with a voluntary program. They want to ditch one before it's even been tried.

Editorial: The era of healthcare consumerism is here

Editorial: The era of healthcare consumerism is here

Put the patient at the center of care. It's a mantra that's voiced as often as the Triple Aim. But most providers and payers admit that, until recently, they mostly dictated what the patient wanted and needed. But now, the era of consumerism is upon us.

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