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  • In medicine, more care may not be better

     In medicine, more care may not be better
    The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
  • The right way to make a federal budget

    The right way to make a federal budget
    A budget panel composed of Democratic, Republican and independent members of the Senate and House is working on ways to avoid another government shutdown like the nightmare we all were just forced to endure. As a member of that committee, I realize that...
  • Peter V. Lee, Obamacare's California savior?

     Peter V. Lee, Obamacare's California savior?
    By the numbers, Peter V. Lee has some reason to crow while the feds are eating crow. The executive director of Covered California can be pleased that, as of mid-November, nearly a third of all Americans who signed up under the new healthcare law were...
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • Letters: A history of healthcare reform

    Re "A history lesson for the GOP," Opinion, Oct. 15 Jane Mansbridge's article should be cast in stone and delivered to every member of Congress and to the president. Mansbridge reminds us that the Democrats already gave huge concessions to the...
  • It's time for Medicare open enrollment

    When it comes to Medicare open-enrollment season, you could be thinking, "Been there, done that." But as tempted as it may be to stick with your existing Part D prescription-drug policy or private Medicare Advantage plan, it's never a good idea to go on...
  • How to get health care if you retire abroad

    Most expatriates say health care in other countries is cheaper, and often better, than it is in the United States. That's a good thing, too, because Medicare doesn't cover health care outside of the U.S. You may be able to pay out of pocket for most of...
  • Cancer Treatment Centers moving headquarters to Florida

    Cancer Treatment Centers moving headquarters to Florida
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the five-hospital network of cancer specialty centers, said it is moving its headquarters to Florida from Schaumburg in part to take advantage of the Sunshine State’s more “favorable business climate.&...
  • Ask Kim: How to shop for a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Q. Now that open enrollment for Medicare has started, how can I find out if I can get a better deal on a Medicare Advantage plan? A. Go to the Medicare.gov Plan Finder tool (http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx), type in your zip...
  • Robert B. Reich: Affordable Care Act deserves patience, not defeatism

    Whatever happened to American can-do optimism? Even before the Affordable Care Act covers its first beneficiary, the nattering nabobs of negativism are out in full force. "Tens of millions more Americans will lose their coverage and find that new...
  • How to protect yourself from identity theft

    After the massive security breach at Target during the holidays, it's time to sit up and pay attention to the scourge of identity theft. There is no single way to protect your coveted identity, but there are plenty of best practices to employ to keep...