SURVIVE AND THRIVE

A Texas Doctor’s Innovative Leadership Brings Help and Hope to Rural Residents 

The once faltering Hamilton Hospital is now a model of successful rural healthcare.

The Case for Swiss-Style Healthcare in the U.S. 

Reforms to Obamacare could provide universal coverage, reduce the federal deficit, and improve the health of the poor.

ACOs Just May Save American Healthcare 

These networks of doctors, hospitals, and other providers are consumerizing and changing healthcare.

The Plight of the Rural Hospital 

Why a wave of closures is putting rural residents’ health at risk.

Patient or Consumer? 

Consumerism is not making light of the doctor-patient relationship; rather, it’s empowering the patient to make better healthcare decisions.

A Brief History of Fee for Service 

Legislative acts tried and failed to create systems of healthcare delivery that helped to control healthcare costs for businesses and consumers.

How Changing Consumer Behaviors Impact Healthcare Today 

Patients – now defined as consumers — are learning the ins and outs of health insurance, and even helping to design their own benefits packages.