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Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University, co-founder Health Care Renewal, and President of FIRM - the Foundation for Integrity and Responsibility in Medicine, a not-for-profit organization (NGO) designed to raise awareness of external threats to the core values in health care as the first step toward addressing them.
SHARE Monday, April 8, 2019 Despite Protestations of Bipartisanship, Many Healthcare Leaders Donate to Republicans
et, recently, especially in the US, we have seen evidence that some health care organizations have become partisan, albeit stealthily, throwing their support behind political candidates, parties and organizations that may support their policy and regulatory goals, even while they may also support positions that go against the health care and public health mission, or even may be frankly anti-democratic...
SHARE Monday, October 29, 2018 Issues at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Many issues brought up at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen, Denmark, were relevant to the problems of conflicts of interest, crime and corruption in health care which we often discuss on Health Care Renewal, and hence bear repeating here.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 24, 2017 Health Care Corruption No Longer a Taboo Topic?
as corruption, and crime are increasingly linked to the most powerful leaders in the US, it becomes harder to deny that we have a huge problem with corruption in general, and thus maybe it becomes harder to deny we have a huge problem with health care corruption
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 8, 2017 Health Insurance For Me But Not for Thee?
something surprising on the sixth page of the amendment: an exemption for the health insurance of legislators and their staff. This means that members of Congress and their aides would be guaranteed access to Obamacare provisions that constituents could lose.
(43 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Can Our Dysfunctional Health Care System Contain Ebola?
While many would have us believe the US has the Best health care system in the world, statistics say US processes and outcomes are at best mediocre & there is reason to worry that it will be harder than many expect for the US to deal with Ebola. There is already some evidence that some of the sorts of problems we have been discussing for years made it harder for the US to cope with even the so far limited incursion of Ebola.