Health Care News

Physician demoralization and burnout getting more attention

Doctors Aren’t Burned Out From Overwork. We’re Demoralized by Our Health System. Eric Reinhart New York Times February 5, 2023 “Doctors have long diagnosed many of our sickest patients with “demoralization syndrome,” a condition commonly . . . read more »

Greed in U.S. health care

Salve Lucrum: The Existential Threat of Greed in U.S. Health Care Don Berwick January 30, 2023 JAMA Network “In the mosaic floor of the opulent atrium of a house excavated at Pompeii is a slogan . . . read more »

Call to Action: Help stop ACO REACH

Sign in reds on white background that says Love It! Improve It! Medicare for All!
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Pramila Jayapal recently released an important letter calling for companies that have a history of gaming Medicare and other public health programs to be excluded from ACO REACH. ACO REACH . . . read more »

LTE: Facility fee bill only a stopgap

Letter to the editor by Larry Kaplan, M.D., MPA, published in the Portland Press Herald on September 7: Facility fee bill only a stopgap—Maine needs universal health care