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Health Care Systems 101: How Does the US Compare with Other Countries?

by Jackie Miller Open enrollment season is now upon us, and this year’s associated changes and confusion demonstrate Americans’ and lawmakers’ wide-ranging opinions on health care policy. Recently,...
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Health Leaders Must Plan for the Next Disaster

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP I arrived at Lawrence Cook Middle School, an emergency evacuation center in Santa Rosa several days after wildfires devastated communities across Northern California. The...
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The Importance of Why

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP In 2017, health care organizations face great uncertainty about funding for health care and the ability to sustain coverage and access...
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Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege?

A beauty queen's response to a question about health care has highlighted a debate percolating throughout American society: Is health care a right or privilege? Healthforce Center Associate Director...
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Severe Shortage of Home Health Workers Could Only Get Worse (Washington Post)

Severe shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants could be detrimental to thousands of patients, according to a recent report by Kaiser Health News, California Healthline and the...
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Community Paramedicine Project Shows Early Success

An independent study by Healthforce Center at UCSF has shown that  California’s community paramedicine pilot projects have improved patient wellbeing and generated savings for insurers and hospitals...
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Health Leader Takes on Opioid Crisis

Candy Stockton, MD, a fellow in our 15th cohort of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, uses the lessons learned and network of colleagues from our leadership development program to address one...
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The Affordable Care Act’s Bipartisan Support

by Igor Geyn The Affordable Care Act is personal for me. As a young adult under the age of 26, ACA allows me to stay on my parents' insurance plan. Though I've been lucky to avoid costly medical...