Is drinking baking soda in water a remedy for common health problems or does it pose some risk? But this does have all of the classic characteristics of a spiral–big rate increases pushing the people who don’t need heath insurance this year off the program leaving the sick people who do need it in a program where those quitting now can be guaranteed of coming back next January if they get sick.
In an interesting twist from the usual reasoning in public health, anti-vaping advocates are promoting the enactment of policies that ban vaping in public places not because secondhand vaping has been shown to have serious health hazards, but because it hasn’t been proven to be benign.
Everyone should have access to resources that support health: things like safe, affordable housing and neighborhoods, fresh food and economic opportunities. In my view, this is antithetical to the justification for public health regulation. Therefore several simple and easy improvements can dramatically reset overall health by emphasizing our gut.
The House bill has come under renewed scrutiny following a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week that showed it would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law and would force some less healthy individuals to pay more for coverage.
There is no health benefit in unrelated nurse practitioners intervening in the established relationship between Primary Care Practitioner and Patient, even if they do produce a lovely printed document”. The rest of the story is that the New York Department of Health is spreading dangerous misinformation and irresponsible medical advice that has the potential to do public health damage.