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The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000. - The New York Times
As many Americans struggle to pay for health care — or even, with the future of the Affordable Care Act in question on Capitol Hill, face a loss of coverage — this corner of what some doctors call the medical-industrial complex is booming: boutique doctors and high-end hospital wards.
wealth  inequality  theonepercent  incomeinequality  class  medicine  health  doctors  healthcare 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Inside the Ebola Wars
The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever. We now know that he was infected with Ebola virus.
ebola  health  healthcare  disease  microbiology  thenewyorker 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives
In 2011 the Legislature slashed family planning funds, passed a new sonogram law, and waged an all-out war on Planned Parenthood that has dramatically shifted the state’s public health priorities. In the eighteen months since then, the conflict has continued to simmer in the courts, on the campaign trail, and in at least one PR disaster. Meanwhile, what will happen to Texas women—and their fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands—remains very much unclear.
healthcare  abortion  texasmonthly  texas 
july 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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