Healthcare Reform & Health Policy

Healthcare Reform & Health Policy Perspectives

  • Medical Students Tackle Vaccination Reform   Students from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School recently submitted a policy proposal to their state legislature for vaccine reform. As part of their advocacy, they are speaking out on the importance of this issue.
  • Congress to Help Medicare Patients Obtain Diabetes Supplies A cost-cutting strategy adopted several years ago, called the competitive bidding program, caused access issues for many patients with diabetes; Congress is now trying to remedy the problem.

Healthcare Reform & Health Policy News

  • Head of New U.S. Corporate Health Plan Cites Surgery as Biggest Cost Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.
  • Immigration Detainees Influx Squeezes Healthcare at California Prison -Workers An influx of hundreds of immigration detainees at a U.S. prison in California is straining its medical staff and raising concerns about the adequacy of healthcare for detainees and inmates, several employees at the prison have told Reuters.