January 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 1
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
High-deductible health insurance policies are causing financial headaches for clinics and hospitals—and doctors say they’re hurting patient health.
BY HOWARD BELL
Practices are turning to bundled pricing for certain procedures.
BY SUZY FRISCH
Single-payer health care
More physicians are considering it, but is it a realistic option?
BY KIM KISER
How Should Doctors Disclose Conflicts of Interest to Patients? A Focus Group Investigation
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY J. MICHAEL OAKES, PHD, HILARY K. WHITMAN, MPH, ALICEN BURNS SPAULDING, PHD, LYNN A. ZENTNER, JD, AND SETH R. BECCARD, JD
Why MNsure Matters to Physicians
BY JANET SILVERSMITH
Turning the Tide against AIDS by Preventing New HIV Infections: Initial Experience with Minnesota’s First PrEP Clinic
BY CAITLIN ECCLES-RADTKE, MD, AND KEITH HENRY, MD
Like a ghost in the fog
The picture of the health care economy is as clear as a murky night on the English moors.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
Letters to the Editor
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Meet the MMA’s new president, news briefs, President Don Jacobs on working together
A History of Innovation: Cardiac Surgery in Minnesota
BY JOHNATHON M. AHO, MD, MATTHEW S. SCHAFF, MD, CORNELIUS A. THIELS, DO, MBA, ROBERT A. DARLING, MD, MARK N. PRICE KOERNER AND HARTZELL V. SCHAFF, MD
Supportive living, sustainable care
We need to rethink our approach to caring for people with severe mental illnesses if we are all to thrive.
BY KEVIN TURNQUIST, MD
Spinal muscular atrophy
A POEM BY ARIELA TAUB, MD