The U.S. is falling behind in many measures of health, including healthy life expectancy—an estimate of how many more years of good health people at a given age can expect. Why is our health system failing? Meet one example.
After several years of drama and fierce debate, the Affordable Care Act is finally in place. Some its key elements are common-sense changes that those of all political persuasions should be able to applaud.
In 2013, the median debt of the most recent medical school graduates was $175,000, a three percent increase from the prior year. Little wonder that so many medical school grads are opting for high-paying specialties, instead of primary care.