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Solving the Healthcare Conundrum: Neither the capitalists nor the government offer much hope Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 05 June 2017 13:28
 
Entitled Dirty, Dingy Hospitals: Doctors Blame Debt-Fueled Takeovers (posted 6.1.17), Bloomberg authors John Lauerman and David Welch examine the situation at Community Health System (CHS), one of the nation's leading operators of general acute care hospitals. CHS is facing increasing criticism for prioritizing dept repayment over investments in facilities and quality initiatives.
 
Meanwhile, the Veterans Affairs Secretary has issued a blunt assessment of care for veterans. In a 5.31.17 press briefing at the White House, VA Secretary David Shulkin ran through his agency's priorities for fixing its myriad challenges.
 
The article in Bloomberg clearly illustrates the dangers created by for-profit health systems while the VA Secretary's briefing plainly details the problems associated with government run health systems.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:25
 


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