Healthcare Reform & Health Policy

Healthcare Reform & Health Policy Perspectives

  • Does the Hippocratic Oath Promote Burnout? Some doctors contend that by honorably swearing to live up to the unattainable ideals of patient care in the Hippocratic Oath, they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
  • New Prescribing Regulations Bring Challenges for Doctors Prescribing controlled substances has become more regulated. But stymied patients may not always abide by the new laws, thereby putting practices in jeopardy. Should doctors dismiss these patients?

Healthcare Reform & Health Policy News

  • Kansas Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill The Kansas Senate gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) even though the measure faces a likely veto by Republican Governor Sam Brownback.
  • Routine PSA Screening: Still No Clarity on Usefulness Experts from the National Cancer Institute note that research is needed on how to reduce the harms of PSA screening while keeping any benefit.