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Dental therapists not free market solution to dental woes

When healthcare reform is invoked in politics, there’s one area left out too often: our teeth. According to the CDC, only 64 percent of adults had a dental appointment last year. In Broward County, 19 percent of adults didn’t see a dentist in 2017 because of cost. That’s appalling. And in more rural parts of the country, dentists are hard […]

Dental therapists are no free market solution to dental woes

The current state of dental care in Florida is a mess. Florida lawmakers are right to address it. However, the proposed solution of midlevel providers called dental therapists in SB 1498 misses the mark and is anything but a market solution. Dental therapists require less training and education than dentists and can perform a fraction of […]

Warum sollen Arme Zölle auf Medikamente zahlen?

Due to a lack of basic conditions and a lack of infrastructure, donated drugs and vaccines often do not even reach patients. # EB144 Zeitgleich zum Weltwirtschaftsforum trifft sich Ende Januar unweit von Davos in Genf der geschäftsführende Vorstand der Weltgesundheitsorganisation. Erschütternde Nachrichten über erneute Ebola-Fälle aus dem Kongo sollten vermuten lassen, dass es sich […]

Huge disparities in European breast cancer care shown by new index

With nearly 100,000 women lose their life to breast cancer every year in the European Union it is the most lethal cancer diagnosis for women in the EU. And while health systems of the 28 different Member States have made progresses in providing better care, chances of early diagnosis and state of the art treatment depends heavily […]

Are ‘middle men’ the culprit?

ONE NEWS NOW: “One of the real hidden costs that we’ve been seeing [in drug prices] is the role that the pharmacy benefit mangers (PBMs) play,” says Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. “Those are the middle men who negotiate between the drug companies – the companies that innovate, that make the drugs we […]

Greenpeace activists try to sabotage Indonesian economy

The Jakarta Post: But Bill Wirtz, a policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), cited in a recent article the findings of studies by the School of Medical Science and Technology of the Indian Institute of Technology in 2009 and the World Journal of Cardiology, that palm oil’s effect on blood cholesterol is relatively neutral […]

Both parties can work together to lower drug prices

Healthcare was a key issue for voters in the split-decision midterm elections. So are we in for more partisan divide and no progress? Not necessarily. We simply need to reframe the debate to find common ground. The Democrat-controlled House won’t consider Obamacare repeal, and the Republican Senate won’t consider Medicare for all. But there are […]

The healthcare system is a racket — direct primary care could fix it

Everyone has a healthcare horror story. A hidden charge on the hospital bill. A last minute test or scan that ends up costing four figures. Hours spent on the phone with insurance companies to follow up on a claim and get a reimbursement. Prescriptions costing hundreds of dollars. And it’s getting more expensive. Since 2007, […]

Das Spiel mit Desinformation

Das österreichische Forschungsportal “Addendum” hat im Juli ein Video über die Fakten von genmanipulierten Lebensmitteln veröffentlicht. Genetisch veränderte Lebensmittel stehen weiterhin unter Kritik, besonders von Organisationen wie Greenpeace. Dass Addendum-Video zeigt die unangenehme Realität der Umweltorganisation, die mit Desinformation Spendengelder einfährt. Wer sich der Illusion hingegeben hat, dass Organisationen wie Greenpeace echte Umweltschützer sind, die […]

Greenpeace and ‘the awful reality of anti-science activism’

The Austrian research portal “Addendum” released a bombshell video regarding the facts, figures, and positions regarding GMO foods. In this report that attempted to explain the reality of both the technology, economic implications and public discourse, the site sat down with both current and former Greenpeace activists, leading them to reveal the awful reality of anti-science activism. […]

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