Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACP Speaks at the 14th Annual Haddad Lecture
On April 7, 2016 at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACP, presented the Fourteenth Annual Lecture honoring attorney Ernest Haddad, the founding General Counsel of Partners HealthCare and long-time General Counsel of the MGH. The Haddad lectureship addresses topics relating to the ethics of medical practice and social justice, and Dr. Levin-Scherz’s talk, “Employer Sponsored Health Insurance and Low Wage Workers,” addressed a large, often disadvantaged population that is frequently overlooked. Dr. Levin-Scherz started by making a forceful case for the importance of health insurance, describing the risks to financial security including bankruptcy when families lack health insurance. He showed that since 2009 wages have been decreasing for lower wage workers while health insurance costs <more...>
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Health Care for Americans with Disabilities — 25 Years after the ADA
Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), designed to meet four goals for people with disabilities: equal opportunity, full participation in the community, independent living, and
Effect of Lung Cancer Screening on Smoking Cessation
Are those with high-risk smoking histories more likely to quit after participation in annual lung cancer screening? That’s the question raised by a recent study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.1