Medical Ethics
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Should Parents be Allowed to Give Teachers Gifts?

DavidEWilliams - February 22, 2011

Today’s Boston Globe (Gift limits for teachers irk givers, recipients; Many reject fears of undue influence) goes after an easy target: restrictions and reporting requirements for teachers…

Policy & Law
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Public Sector Health Benefits: Civil War II?

DavidEWilliams - February 19, 2011

As a kid learning about the US Civil War I remember being particularly moved by the fact that it divided a lot of families who had some…

Health Reform
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Bye, bye Brokers?

DavidEWilliams - February 17, 2011

In general I oppose the minimum Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision of the Affordable Care Act. If an insurer can help keep me healthy and out of…

Health Reform
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Ronald Hansen on the NIH’s Planned Drug Development Center (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - February 14, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Ron Hansen of the University of Rochester. David Williams: This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners…

Policy & Law
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How PPACA fixes some of the problems of Part D

DavidEWilliams - February 13, 2011

One of the most infuriating and hypocritical elements of the GOP’s attack on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the complaint about its cost.…

Hospital Administration
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Concentra’s Dr. Tom Fogarty on urgent care (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - February 10, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Concentra Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Fogarty. David Williams: This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners…

Business
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More Evidence that Medical Malpractice Reform Wouldn’t Stop Excessive Testing

DavidEWilliams - February 8, 2011

As discussed recently (Let’s not forget patient safety in med mal reform) I don’t buy the idea that excessive testing is mainly attributable to “defensive medicine,” i.e.,…

Uncategorized
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Can Media handle the Healthcare news?

DavidEWilliams - January 20, 2011

I enjoy reading Drew Altman’s Pulling It Together column, an easy that usually contains something of interest. Yesterday’s piece (Repeal) was a straightforward summary of the issues…