Cuba has excelled at population health, even with modest resources.
The federal government is the nation's largest single payer of healthcare in the United States, yet it has no coherent plan or strategic vision beyond developing and executing alternative payment models.
The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.
First, let's take a look at some of the success of the ACA. Almost 17 million more Americans have been given insurance coverage
After 10 rewarding years, I step down this week as President of the New York State Health Foundation and join the faculty at New York University. In other places, I have reflected on my experiences running the Foundation, but here I thought I would reflect on the ups and downs of health care.
Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must Ensure "the Medicine Goes Down"
Noting that Inova wanted its own health plan, Green pointed out how this was all uncharted territory: Now how do you get
It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Over time, I drifted to spending more and more time trying to figure out how to improve the health of low-income New Yorkers and the most vulnerable among our neighbors. What I have learned over the years is that poverty and health challenges are intrinsically intertwined.
We cannot afford to perpetuate a system that pressures clinicians to chase outcomes for problems that originate far beyond their reach. We must pursue transformation that aligns public health and primary care.
An MRI here, a prescription there -- these are Band-Aids, not lasting solutions. Our communities need innovative approaches to pressing issues like homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and lack of mental health services. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.
When we take a closer look at the new research and really dig into the data--stay with me!--it appears that we are in fact right on par with the national average, and that the "two years better than average" claim doesn't really fly.
If we are really serious about improving the health of Americans and communities across this nation, providing health insurance under Obamacare -- while an important first step -- will not be enough.