Category Archives: General

Marcus Welby, Dr. House and the Wizard of Oz

Elaine Waples At a recent dinner party my husband and I joined two other couples in a lively discussion on the frustrations of American health care. We rounded up the usual suspects: cost, quality, access, politics, and broken systems. At … Continue reading

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Elaine-Waples Klepper (Sept. 3, 1946 – Nov 22, 2014)

On Saturday, my precious wife Elaine finally succumbed to a long, protracted battle with  cancer. Below is her obituary, and I’ll also re-run several wonderful health care articles that she wrote over the past few years. Here is her obituary. … Continue reading

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Will Employers Favor Private Exchanges Over Coverage Sponsorship?

Brian Klepper Originally posted 10/17/14 on The Health Affairs Blog Over the past couple years, health care exchanges probably have consumed more of corporate benefits managers’ time and psychic energy than any other topic. An outstanding question is whether the rank … Continue reading

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Klepper Interview, Midwest Business Group on Health Conference, Chicago, 4/30/14

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Klepper Interview – World Health Care Congress 4/07/14, DC

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Attitude

Elaine Waples Posted 8/31/12 on The Doctor Weighs In I’ve come to believe that seriously sick people are often subject to some very interesting comments from well-intentioned non-sick people. They are frequently inspired by #platitudes from self-help-books, Google chat rooms … Continue reading

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The Game’s Not Over, and It May Not Even Be The Real Game

The rancor preceding and surrounding the Supreme Court decision is, to some degree, a reflection of our national dysfunction: our inability to have fact-based discussions and our unwillingness to directly confront dire problems that threaten the public interest. Continue reading

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Galvanizing Primary Care’s Power: A Call For A New Society

Brian Klepper Posted 6/25/12 on Medscape’s Care & Cost Blog The dream of reason did not take power into account – modern medicine is one of those extraordinary works of reason – but medicine is also a world of power. Paul Starr, The … Continue reading

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Care & Cost Going Forward

Brian Klepper On May 13th, I announced that I would merge C&C into The Doctor Weighs In, a process that I have already begun in earnest. I meant that I would not longer actively aggregate and re-post great health care … Continue reading

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Care & Cost Merges Into The Doctor Weighs In

Brian Klepper When I began Care & Cost in December of 2010, the idea was to aggregate consistently good health care writing, and to moderate the comments to ensure a courteously professional exchange on the site. It has been a … Continue reading

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The Maryland Federal District Court Rules Against The Georgia Physicians’ RUC Challenge

The ruling was issued yesterday, and is a disappointing resolution to a very large national problem. I’ll write more about this in the next few days. Here is Judge Nickerson’s decision, for those interested in reading it.

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Colbert on Accretive Health

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Who’s Calling the Shots

Thanks to Paul Levy at Not Running a Hospital

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The Neurology of Gaming

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You Need More Sleep

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