Exploring Human Potential

The Politics of Publicly-Funded Health Care

What really happens in the budgeting process Over at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review, the always-insightful Bob Laszewski walks us through the mechanics of the just-passed federal budget and its health care financing implications for SCHIP, physicians, hospitals, Medicare Advantage plans. This clear, common sense analysis is a must-read for anyone interested in how […]

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Everyone’s talking about reform, but who is capturing the true scope of our problems? A most endearing Indian parable, written into poetic form by John Godfrey Saxe, describes how six blind men, each touching a different part of the elephant’s anatomy, vehemently argued about who was right. The moral as penned by Saxe concludes: “So […]

Google Closing in on Lifespan Health Planning

Mobile phones for planning and adherence By Mike Magee, MD You may have noticed a front-page headline recently in The New York Times: “Google is Pursuing Plans to Put a PC in Every Pocket.” According to the Times, “what Apple began with its iPhone, Google is hoping to accelerate with an ambitious plan to transform […]

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