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GSN’s David Goldhill: American Health Care Killed My Father

Game Show Network President David Goldhill says it was the American health care system that killed his father, not the pneumonia for which he sought treatment at a New York City hospital. He addressed the need for health care overhaul at last weekend’s Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston. Goldhill’s newly released book, Catastrophic Care: How […]

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Hospitals Fear Medicare Cuts

With “fiscal cliff” negotiations stalling and entitlement cuts and changes pending in Congress, some hospitals fear they’ll be left to fill in gaps left by Medicare cuts. Both President Obama and House Republicans have proposed raising Medicare premiums and savings of at least $400 billion over 10 years. The New York Times reports: “[T]here is already discussion of cutting special payments to […]

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‘Escape Fire’: A Film Tries To Rescue American Health Care

“Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” from directors Susan Frömke and Matthew Heineman, spotlights the inherent flaws within the U.S. health care system. The 95-minute documentary uses patient and doctor testimonies, public research and reenactments to demonstrate the human toll taken by a lack of speedy and effective health care reform. A flawed […]

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