single payer health care

Arts & Culture
12:45 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Andrew Coates: Why Are They All Saying "Single Payer?"

Last week we saw a domestic national news cycle dominated by the "glitches" that derailed the launch of the web-based exchanges where uninsured American people and their small business employers can shop for private health insurance. This week, as stories about private health insurance continue to dominate the headlines, the term "single payer" has bobbed up with increasing frequency.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:35 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Andrew Coates: Medicine As A Beleaguered Profession

A young friend and keen analyst of social change made the observation that it seems that physicians, when it comes to the contemporary state of our profession, seem a bit in shock, as if suffering a grief reaction. She referenced the stages of grief elucidated by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.*

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Commentary & Opinion
12:32 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Andrew Coates: How Human Resilience Reveals An Unnecessarily Cruel System

Recently one of my patients, someone in a very frail state, insisted upon discharge the next day, over my objections. The patient's spouse was facing cancer and now was the time to be at home, not in the hospital.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:20 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Andrew Coates: We Need Much More Than Medicaid Expansion

It is common for people to assume that President Obama's Affordable Care Act will lead to universal coverage, after all that was its stated aim.

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