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New “Thinking About Health” column – U.S. Healthcare Ranked Lower Than In Most Developed Nations

The bi-monthly “Thinking About Health” column is being provided free of charge to FPA members. The column on healthcare issues is written by Trudy Lieberman and provided by the Rural Health News Service. Leiberman is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review where she blogs about health care and retirement. She is also a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health where she blogs about health. Lieberman has had a long career at Consumer Reports specializing in insurance, health care and health care financing. She was also the director of the Center for Consumer Health Choices at Consumers Union. She is a contributor to The Nation, and has written a column about health and the marketplace for the Los Angeles Times.

New this week:

U.S. Healthcare Ranked Lower Than In Most Developed Nations

Other available columns:

Patient-Centered Care Shouldn’t Be Just a Marketing Slogan
Crowd-sourcing May Bring Transparency to Medical Charges
Government Proposes Cutting Support for Meals on Wheels
Healthcare Industry Fights Revealing Prices for Services
‘Repeal and Replace’ Fails; Now Obamacare Needs Fixing
How Changes in the Affordable Care Act Could Affect You
Readers Ask for Clarifications About Medicare
Don’t Rely on Pharmacies to Catch Drug Interactions

Major Changes May Be Coming to Medicare
Hospitals Are Penalized for Harming Patients
Newly Passed 21st Century Cures Act Is No Panacea

Changing Obamacare Likely To Mean Higher Costs, Less Coverage – or Both
Out-of-Network ER Docs May Charge Big Bucks
What You Need To Know About Choosing Health Insurance

About Trudy Leiberman:

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