Medicare for all is not going to happen

SUMMARY:  Over the next ten years Americans are expected to spend $52trn on health care. Under a generous single-payer system, spending would increase by $7trn, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health-policy think-tank, 51% of Americans support Medicare for All while 47% oppose it. But when various objections to the program are made—such as the elimination of private health insurance, and the possibility of increased taxes and queues for treatment—support drops to below 40%. The more we know the less we like it.

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Your personal healthcare data

IN SUMMARY: Google now has access to detailed medical records on tens of millions of Americans and popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data — including medical symptoms, diagnoses, drug names and menstrual and fertility information — with dozens of companies around the world. This is very concerning but it’s unlikely to affect online health seekers.

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Non-personal promotion (NPP) via sales people

WHAT”S ALL THIS THEN?: For every 100 reps that visit a physician’s office, only 20 speak in person with a physician. Non-personal promotion (NPP) can be a more effective method of engaging physicians than salespeople. NPP adds value to physicians but pharma HCP people need to do a good job understanding the changing needs of doctors today.

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