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I’m so grateful to have spent the past seven years working with all of you to make health reform a reality in Oregon. When we began the Archimedes Movement in January of 2006 we were the first grassroots organization to begin talking about getting better health out of health reform. Some thought we were a distraction from advocacy for universal health …
This article summarizes California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, which was passed in 2006 with the intent of protecting low-income uninsured patients from having to pay hospitals’ full billed charges. Something for Oregon to consider? Look here for full article.
A new book by two Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston looks at how over-use of algorithms creates “cookbook medicine”.
The costs of US health care are exponentially higher than in any other nation. These graphs illuminate just how much more Americans are paying for health care.