Hillary Clinton prefers the Canadian Health Care single payer model, compared to others options, according to leaked transcripts of private talks she gave to Wall Street firms.
Hillary Clinton believes Single-Payer health care systems “can get costs down,” and “is as good or better on primary care.” She did lament how single-payer health care systems do impose waiting times.
“If you look at countries that are comparable, like Switzerland or Germany, for example, they have mixed systems,” Clinton purportedly said. “They don’t have just a single-payer system, but they have very clear controls over budgeting and accountability.”
Clinton argues single-payer [...]
The Emergence Health Network has revealed that it’s El Paso Center for Mental Health was the target of a cyberattack that may have compromised the personal details of some 11,000 mental health patients in Texas.
Non-profit Emergence Health Network (EHN) has stated in a press release [PDF] that its computer server was compromised in an unauthorized external breach. The compromised server is said to contain data of more than 11,000 patients in the mental health and intellectual disabilities center, leading EHN to send out letters to all patients who may have been compromised.
The details saved on the server include patients’:First and last name Address Date of [...]
In five years, the world is moving toward an average of 10 devices per household. By 2020, predictions account for 20 billion devices globally. Connectivity is becoming a way of life. The mobile healthcare market, for example, is expected to grow to $60 billion in 2015. Concepts such as “Continuous Healthcare” would use telepresence to change interactions between patients and doctors.
Below are some predictions for disruptions changing healthcare and extending human life by the year 2025 or beyond.Regrowing Body Parts/3D printing
Ancient stories and poems reference prosthetic limbs. Roman general Marcus Sergius had a right hand fashioned out of iron. The [...]
In the 1950s, Professor Clive McCay studied aging and nutrition in his Cornell Laboratory. In an experiment on rats, young blood was transfused from healthy, juvenile rats into sick, aging rats. McCay observed that cartilage tissue in the old rats appeared youthful. He was, unfortunately, unable to explain his findings.
Over 50 years later, Stanford revived the experiments. In 2005, they reported that old mice joined with a young mouse for five weeks boosted the healing rate of the old mouse to that of the younger. Further, the old mouse developed new liver cells at a youthful rate. Taking their research further, they injected young blood from a human into elderly mice and [...]