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Two judges have ruled the massive new health care law unconstitutional.  Two other judges have ruled that the law is constitutional.  What does this mean?

Dr. Mark Hall, Professor of both Law and Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake Forest University explains the implications of these rulings, their underlying basis in constitutional law and what happens next in a wonderful article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address was forward-looking. In the address, he mentioned the Internet six times, focusing much attention on American infrastructure, technology and our future economy.  The President said within the next five years, the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage will be deployed to 98 percent of all Americans.

At DrScore, we’re forward looking too.  Paper-based surveys of patient satisfaction are horse-and-buggy technology, expensive, time consuming and wasteful.  Online doctor rating has many advantages, including flexible, drill down survey methodology. As all Americans gain greater access and facility working online, the few barriers that remain to obtaining low cost, easy, high quality patient feedback through the Internet will quickly melt away.

DrScore is just one small facet of the future that President Obama shared with us: an economy that’s driven by new skills and new ideas.  Our success in this new and changing world will require reform, responsibility, and innovation.

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We are inundated with partisan bickering over health care reform. What does the health care reform legislation really do? Is it truly a government takeover of health care?

Dr. Jack Resnick followed health care reform for the American Medical Association (AMA)  and the American Academy of Dermatology. He has read the whole bill and tells us the real story without the bias.  You can hear my interview of Dr. Resnick on Getting Better Health Care.

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It has been a few months since the health care reform bill was signed into law, and so far, for better or worse, I can’t tell that it has made any major difference. Health care practice goes on as it did before.

Considering the vehemence with which this bill was fought, it seems to me that concerns were overrated. Of course, the long-term effects of this bill have yet to be seen. More importantly, real effort to reign in health care costs is yet to come. When that actually happens, maybe we’ll have more to talk about.

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