Health Care

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Do the right thing?

When former US Senator Tom Daschle spoke at the recent SAS Health Care and Life Sciences Executive Conference, he opined on the legal fate of the Affordable Care Act by quoting Winston Churchill: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”

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Daschle: US politics must afford mandate debate

Even a year after President Obama signed it into law, support – or lack thereof – for the Affordable Care Act, or “health care reform,” continues to fuel political debate in the US. And, as former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle noted last week during the SAS Health Care

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Ross Kaplan 0
Health care fraud is on the rise

In the health care field, the impact of fraud, waste and abuse on payers -- whether insurance companies, government agencies or self-insured employers -- is enormous. Fraud losses weaken a payer’s financial position, with fraud loss estimates rivaling net income. Fraud losses feed the escalating care cost curve, undermining a

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Rick Ingraham 0
Who is providing care?

As I head over to Moscone Friday morning, I keep thinking about one statistic I heard yesterday as presented by Dr. Sobel, The Permanente Medical Group: Who provides the largest source of care provision in the US? You do! 80% of all primary care is self-care. In today's age of

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