Tag Archives: Expanding

Viewpoints: Stop Talking About Expanding Medicare. Fix Its Financial Flaws Instead; Why Do We Need Anymore Lessons On The Societal Risks Of Genome Editing?

Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Modest Cuts Could Save Medicare From Disaster Instead of debating how to expand Medicare coverage, politicians should focus on fixing the fatal financial flaws in the existing program that threaten to bankrupt the nation. Medicare spent 3.6% of gross domestic product… Read More »

FDA Releases Guidance Aimed at Expanding Cancer Trials

As part of an effort to expand clinical trial eligibility, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released five guidance documents last week recommending ways cancer researchers could expand their trials to include several key patient populations—including children, people living with HIV or viral hepatitis, those with heart, kidney or liver problems, and those with other cancers,… Read More »

Net Effect of Expanding Medicaid

By SAURABH JHA MD  What is the effect of expanding Medicaid on overall healthcare costs and use of the emergency room? This type of question can’t easily be answered by observational studies and requires a randomized controlled trial (RCT). But an RCT isn’t easy to perform. However, a natural RCT serendipitously happened in Oregon a… Read More »