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Molecules to Medicine

Molecules to Medicine: When Religion Collides with Medical Care: Who Decides What Is Right for You?

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The recent presidential candidate debates, fights over insurance coverage for contraceptives, and the Virginia and Texas legislatures’ imposition of intrusive, unnecessary ultrasounds prior to any abortions are highlighting the fundamental issue of the role of religion in health care and the separation of Church and State. While the emphasis has been on reproductive care, the [...]

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Observations

Newer Docs Might Be Driving Up Health Care Costs

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Health care spending increases have slowed over the past couple years. Still, we are spending some $2.6 trillion—that’s trillion with a “T”—a year on health costs, which is a higher percentage of our GDP than any other developed country. And we don’t seem to be getting that much healthier. So economists and policy researchers are [...]

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U.S. Territory Hospitals Have Higher Death Rates, Less Federal Funding

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It’s no secret that health care in the U.S. is not as good as that in many other developed countries. And a new report finds that hospitals in U.S. territories—including Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands—are even further behind. "Virtually all of the territorial hospitals performed below the U.S. [...]

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