I am a medical journalist and blogger. My stories have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and on the web. In Patient POV, I strive to bring the same rigor to telling stories about patients that I have shown in my previous work, which has featured research scientists and physicians.
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Category Archives: Healthcare reform
Tweet Healthcare reform discussions frequently center on the changes anticipated for the general population. But people with disabilities — about 56 million in the United States — are generally left out of the healthcare reform picture. That absence is not … Continue reading
Tweet Written by Keely Monroe, Raising Women’s Voices This blog was originally posted for the What’s in it for Women? campaign. To learn more about the campaign and the wins women get from the new health law, please visit www.CountDowntoCoverage.org Today … Continue reading
Tweet This is a great day for women’s health — and we need many more like these as we go forward. The day has come when health reform is actually helping women, giving women parity with men. I’ll be running … Continue reading
Tweet Vast numbers of Americans do not understand how the Affordable Care Act will make their expenditures for healthcare a heck of a lot more affordable. I am talking about the 80% of American voters who have insurance now, who … Continue reading
Tweet I am supposed to be in a thankful mood, but I can’t help feeling that the bah-humbug mood has come early, with the forced departure of Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Berwick … Continue reading
Tweet If you are listening, Health and Human Services (HHS), how about informing the public about the “Listening Sessions” on an Essential Health Benefits package on your website? Americans care about essential health benefits and HHS should be openly soliciting … Continue reading
Confused About What Health Reform Has to Offer: Sept. 23rd Marks One Year with New Patient Protections
Tweet You may not love every single bit of health reform coming down the pike, but make no mistake about it: new patient protections that went into effect one year ago had their one-year anniversary Sept. 23. I think health … Continue reading
Tweet The week opened with this scary bit of front-page news, linking it directly to Obama’s health overhaul. I counted 173 accounts of the study on Google. I have to say that many early accounts seemed to paraphrase a press … Continue reading
Tweet Video by the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators, Houston, TX How many times have you been to the emergency room or doctor’s office where people who speak limited English are having difficulty communicating what’s wrong? Have … Continue reading
Tweet After urging readers to attend the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) daytime meetings in New York on Monday and Tuesday of this week, I have to say that after attending day 1, I was disappointed. That’s because it turned … Continue reading