Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage?

I’ve attended several health conferences over the past couple of months and whether the conversations are about the Affordable Care Act allowing more people to get preventive care, using more home care instead of institutional care, or caring for our aging population, one topic that consistently comes up is the projected shortage of primary health […]

Interest in Obamacare increasing

A new poll from Reuters shows that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” than they did just a month ago. This shift comes inspite of the technical glitches that have plagued the healthcare.gov site since its October 1 launch. Among some 12,000 individuals polled online in October, 1,100 […]

Long Term Care Commission Report Falls Short

This blog post first appeared on HealthCetera, from the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, where I’m a Senior Fellow. The Federal Long Term Care Commission issued its final report last week –adopting 28 recommendations addressing home and community based care, increased support for family caregivers, better workforce training and compensation, and a push away […]