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Health Literacy: The Affordable Care Act Ups the Ante

This fall, the enrollment period for state-based health insurance began. By the end of 2014, more than 30,000,000+ new patients may be enrolled in health plans in the United States, under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We are concerned about the lack of patient preparedness with regard to health literacy and medical science, […]

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Thomas Boyer, MD, AJM Associate Editor

Searching for the Holy Grail

The Search for the Holy Grail: Doing More with Less In the movie Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail when Jones and others are confronted with numerous cups, only one of which is the Grail, the advice of the old Knight Templar is to “choose wisely.” In the movie, the cup that is least appealing […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

US Health Care in 2050

The Anatomy and Physiology of the US Health Care System in 2050? An Exercise in Prognostication, Fantasy, and Hope The debate concerning the appropriate structure for the American medical system goes on. Almost every day, one reads a newspaper or magazine article focusing on the strengths and flaws of our health care network. Should we […]

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Telephone Follow-up

Telephone Follow-up as a Primary Care Intervention for Postdischarge Outcomes Improvement: A Systematic Review Recent economic and political pressures, including passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, have thrust the concerns about identifying opportunities for affordable and high-quality health care to the forefront of public debate, and have accelerated the exploration of methods […]

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Affordable Care Act Ruled Constitutional

SCOTUS Rules Affordable Care Act Constitutional– a Look Back Today the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) is constitutional. As Republicans vow to press on and work toward repeal of the whole act, progressives vow to work toward a public option and eventually universal healthcare coverage. Over the years, […]

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Should the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Be Repealed? Another viewpoint from an AJM reader

Blog Commentary In the July 2011 issue, The American Journal of Medicine published Should the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Be Repealed? by James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, AJM associate editor and Dean Emeritus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, in the Journal and on this blog. AJM has received several e-mails and […]

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