Medicare + Medicaid

Why Isn’t America’s Healthcare Debate about Health?

Why aren't "reformers" talking about making Americans healthier rather than taking a stilted, partisan approach to "healthcare reform"? Writer Meredith Salisbury says we are not asking some basic questions about U.S. insurance and policy. We've...

Americans Want Government Healthcare, But They’re Afraid to Say So

What do Americans want in healthcare reform? Lower costs. The best way to get there isn’t through insurance companies—and may very well be through government-sponsored programs like Medicare. If we continue to treat this topic...

Government Infecting Itself with Entrepreneurial Spirit

One of the many phrases with which we’ve all become familiar, certainly if we live or spend any time around Washington, is that government needs to operate more like a business. And while that’s an...

FDA Proposal Could Limit Custom Tests for Patients

There’s a battle brewing between hospital labs and the FDA, and caught in the crosshairs are patients—the one group both sides say they are trying to help. At issue is how these labs are regulated,...

Bedside Data Is Good for What Ails Us

Amid the clamor in Washington over the Affordable Care Act, the medical community is trying to stay focused on improving outcomes for today’s patients—and those who will require treatment tomorrow—by finding ways to strengthen the...

Why Techonomy Detroit?

People keep asking, "Why are you doing a Techonomy conference in Detroit?" We're known for our invite-only annual retreat in the desert near Tucson. So why, you may wonder, is our first one-day event in...