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Sidelining the courts in Medicaid enforcement http://ow.ly/2X9moJ
The legal dispute at the core of last week’s Supreme Court decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. is arcane, but the real-world consequences
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Alcoholics Anonymous and the Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine http://ow.ly/2X5sge
A nearly identical version of the following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2015, The New York Times Company). In this version, I have made a few,
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Healthcare Triage: Overestimation http://ow.ly/2X0Gml
In previous episodes of Healthcare Triage, we’ve discussed how people often misunderstand risk and how it affects them. We’ve also talked about how you can
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AcademyHealth: The ACA and young adults: how much of an impact? – ctd. http://ow.ly/2WZRTS
I'm on vacation, having the time of my life. But Austin's fingers have managed to tap my thoughts. (He's really a very impressive fellow, that Austin. I don't
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40 different fruits from one amazing tree http://ow.ly/2WUK7Z
Via Grub Street and NPR: Artist Sam Van Aken used his Pennsylvania farm background to take grafting to the nth degree and create this Tree of 40 Fruit, an
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Your salt scare story du jour http://ow.ly/2WSjZr
New CDC study - "Sodium Content in Packaged Foods by Census Division in the United States, 2009": Excess sodium intake correlates positively with high blood
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Test post – ignore http://ow.ly/2X5yyv
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Medicare Part D and the opioid epidemic http://ow.ly/2X3iZw
From "Does Prescription Drug Coverage Increase Opioid Abuse? Evidence from Medicare Part D," by Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, David Powell, and Erin Taylor: We find
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Do we get MRSA from pigs? http://ow.ly/2X0cRF
Eli Perencevich and colleagues at the University of Iowa continue to publish interesting work on the epidemiology of MRSA, using data their patients in the VA
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Why write for the public about science and research? http://ow.ly/2WYxJ8
This post is jointly authored by Bill Gardner and Austin Frakt. Why do we write for the public about science and research? It's a lot of work and our day
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Healthcare Triage News: Update on Supplements http://ow.ly/2WSKJN
One of the most common things you all seem obsessed about is supplements. I get questions from Healthcare Triage viewers all the time. You’re obsessed. We’ve
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Responding to Mark Cuban: More is not always better. http://ow.ly/2WQ0DL
Mark Cuban got into an interesting debate with Charles Ornstein (and much of the health wonk Twitter community) over whether more lab testing is better. It
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Contemplating health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform.
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The Incidental Economist is a blog (mostly) about the U.S. health care system and its organization, how it works, how it fails us, and what to do about it. All blog authors have professional expertise in an area relevant to the health care system. We are researchers and professors in health economics, law, or health services. By avocation and as bloggers we're actively trying to understand our health care system and make it better. Our goal is to help you understand it too, and to empower you with research-validated information so you can be a more informed observer of or participant in the ongoing debate over how to reform our system.