Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:27
Christine Porter is hooked on the My Fitness Pal app. In October, after deciding to lose 50 pounds, Porter started typing in everything she eats, drinks and any exercise she gets.
“This is like my main page here,” says Porter, who lost 42 pounds in nine months. “It’s telling me I have about 1,200 calories remaining for the...
Grassroots Tactics Being Used In Health Law's Roll-Out
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:46
An outside group backing the health law plans to air a series of ads this summer supporting the measure. The first ad, part of a million-dollar buy, touts parts of the law that are already in place.
Politico: Launching The Obamacare Campaign
President Barack Obama brought a campaigner's mindset to the White House — but the roll-out of...
Medicaid Expansion: Second Thoughts And Changes Of Heart?
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:45
PBS NewsHour reports on some states with GOP governors who opposed the health law but want to pursue the Medicaid expansion. In one such state, Arizona, the Republican governor signed expansion legislation after a bruising fight with conservatives in the legislature. But, in Maine, the governor vetoed such a measure for the second time while news...
Political Cartoon: 'Patently Absurd?'
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:27
Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Patently Absurd?" by Mike Peters.
Meanwhile, here is today's health policy haiku:
YEAH, I'M THE TAXMAN
For profit v. non-profit
Send in the tax man?
- Paul Hughes-Cromwick
If you have a health policy haiku to share, please send it to us at http...
House GOP Plans Vote Today On Abortion Bill
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:15
The measure, which would ban abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy, has drawn a White House veto threat. In other Capitol Hill news, health care issues continue to be part of the immigration reform debate and some lawmakers have asked for a review of federal grants and programs designed to assist the severely mentally ill.
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