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New projections estimate that Obamacare will add more than a quarter-billion dollars in administrative costs by 2022. About two thirds of this added expense will go to private insurance companies via the insurance exchanges. In contrast, public insurance gives far more bang for the buck.

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Atul Gawande's latest New Yorker piece on unnecessary care has generated much conversation in health care circles. Two leading practitioners of 'Slow Medicine' outline some key takeaways from Gawande's latest must-read take on American medicine.

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How much time should elapse before a patient returns for a follow-up visit? The answer, of course, is that it depends on the situation. But as a recent JAMA article made clear, there are surprisingly few evidence-based answers to guide doctors here.

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You've no doubt heard of the "Slow Food" movement before, but what about "Slow Medicine"? Two leading practitioners explain the history and reasoning behind their careful, thoughtful philosophy of care. Their smart dispatches will be regularly featured here on the "Slow Medicine" blog.

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