Archive: Healthcare

Why are CAT Scans Cheaper for Cats than Humans?
A Lesson on How to Lower Healthcare Costs
While humans haven’t managed to bend the “cost curve” down in medicine, veterinary medicine has become cheaper and cheaper over time.
Ross Marchand | October 29, 2018
Hacking Mosquitoes to Save Lives
How Innovation is Being Harnessed to Take on Deadly Diseases at the Source
Hacking pests could be a turning point in defeating some deadly diseases and saving millions of lives worldwide. It could also end the need for conventional spraying campaigns.
Lawrence McQuillan | October 16, 2018
8 Ways We Can Insure The Uninsured
Is there a way to achieve affordable, universal coverage?
The American healthcare system is in desperate need of reform. But is there a way to achieve affordable universal coverage?
October 3, 2018
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September 30, 2018
WATCH: Shouldn’t Healthcare Be Fair?
Fairness means we are all treated the same.
Should our tax code play favorites with health insurance based on where it comes from? How has allowing selective tax relief for employer-provided health insurance affected the broader health insurance market?
John R. Graham | September 29, 2018
Telemedicine Is Popular: Why Isn’t It Everywhere?
Will telemedicine revolutionize the healthcare industry?
Telemedicine, the use of telecommunication technology to help administer medical care, is often credited with “radically changing” the healthcare market. Some have credited telemedicine with revolutionizing healthcare delivery, private practice, and outpatient care among other components of healthcare.
Raymond J. March | September 24, 2018
Does Legalizing Weed Increase Home Values?
Legalizing retail sales of marijuana in Colorado increased housing values by about 6%.
The last decade has seen a slow move toward nationwide marijuana legalization. The Pew Research Center reported at the beginning of January that 61% of Americans support marijuana legalization.
Art Carden | September 24, 2018
WATCH: Shouldn’t Healthcare be Portable?
Why should you lose your health insurance if you leave your job?
How can we begin decoupling health insurance from employment?
Lawrence McQuillan | September 24, 2018
Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale
Around 70% of all health problems can be handled online.
Wait times to see physicians have skyrocketed in recent years.
Raymond J. March | September 24, 2018
Right-to-Try Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Right-to-Try opens new doors for terminally ill patients.
Those who defame right-to-try are quick to defend the FDA, insisting its current role protects consumers. Even in life-and-death situations, its opponents maintain should be made.
Raymond J. March | September 23, 2018