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WCM Doctor Discusses Personal Responsibility and Healthcare Policy in the New York Times


As lawmakers concentrate on Medicaid reform, one idea is receiving renewed attention: personal responsibility.

“The basic idea is that if we adopt healthful lifestyles, are compliant patients and save money for our own medical care, we’ll feel better, spend less and reduce our burden on others,” writes Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dr. Dhruv Khullar in the New York Times. He is an instructor in healthcare policy and research.

Writing in a column called TheUpshot, Dr. Khullar explores the ways policymakers have tried to make individuals take personal responsibility for their health, and how those approaches can actually make medical problems worse.

Head over to the New York Times to read Dr. Khullar’s piece, “You’re Sick. Whose Fault Is That?