Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Arriving at the Beginning

Brian Klepper Posted 11/12/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog The most striking aspect of the election was that it decisively clarified the philosophical preferences of most Americans. And because the outcome was largely determined by minorities, women, and the young, … Continue reading

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GOP Alternatives to ObamaCare

Joe Paduda Posted 5/2/12 on Managed Care Matters When it comes to health reform, perhaps the only thing Congressional Republicans agree on is they hate ObamaCare. There’s no agreement on a basic framework much less consensus on an actual bill. … Continue reading

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Cappers vs.Skinners in the Struggle To Control Costs

Jaan Sidorov Posted 4/25/12 on The Disease Management Care Blog The Disease Management Care Blog agrees that if you want a peek at a potential future scenario for health care reform, look at what has happened in Massachusetts since 2006. … Continue reading

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The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Report—Just Fiddling While Rome is Burning

Robert Laszewski Posted 4/26/12 on Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review Today’s headline was, “Millions Expected To Receive Insurance Rebates Totaling $1.3 Billion.” The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 3.4 million people in the individual market will receive $426 million … Continue reading

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My Take On State Health Insurance Exchanges – Part 1

Kenneth Lin Posted 4/12/12 on Common Sense Family Doctor Regardless of whether or not the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate or the entire 2010 health reform law in June, state-based health insurance exchanges are a good idea and, if established, … Continue reading

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Day Three – The Wrap Up

Merrill Goozner Posted 3/29/12 on Gooz News This is what conservative justices will do if they strike down or cripple the health-care law … A court that gave us Bush v. Gore and Citizens United will prove conclusively that it sees no limits on … Continue reading

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Health Reform: An Amicus Brief for the Court of Public Opinion

C. Eugene Steuerle Posted 3/23/12 on the The Government We Deserve The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act at the end of the month. We the public should be appalled. It’s not that each side … Continue reading

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The Right Rx for Better Health Care: Rise Up to Challenge the Industry’s Lobbying Power

Brian Klepper and Shannon Brownlee Published 3/29/12 in the New York Daily News Obamacare had its days in the Supreme Court this week, and the justices’ decision could have sweeping consequences for the individual mandate provision in the Patient Protection … Continue reading

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If the Supreme Court Overturns the Individual Mandate

Robert Laszewski  Posted 3/28/12 on Health Policy and Marketplace Review First, trying to predict how the Court will rule is at best just speculation. I know what Justice Kennedy said both today and yesterday and it certainly doesn’t look good … Continue reading

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The Mandate May Fall, But Not Reform

Merrill Goozner Posted 3/24/12 on Gooz News Opponents of health care reform, whose case will be heard next week by the Supreme Court, base their complaint against the Obama administration’s signature domestic achievement on the claim that its individual mandate … Continue reading

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Health Care and the Supreme Court: Prepare Your News Dial

Bradley Flansbaum Posted 3/25/12 on The Hospitalist Leader To get a sense of why this case is different and will dominate the news cycle now until the decision in June, appreciate this fact: the time allotted for arguments—the period in … Continue reading

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ObamaCare and Jobs

Joe Paduda Posted 2/22/12 on Managed Care Matters Will the health reform bill kill jobs? Devastate small businesses? Push us back into recession? According to several organizations and and anti-reform politicians, it’s the worst thing to hit the economy since the Depression. … Continue reading

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Dismantling the Affordable Care Act: The Obama Supreme Court Argument + 51 Republican Senators

Robert Laszewski Posted 2/9/12 on Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review I have no idea which way the Supreme Court will rule this year on the Affordable Care Act. Let me go out on a limb and predict a 5-4 … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Premiums Drop an Average of 7% and Enrollment Is Up 10%—That Must Make Republicans Just Want to Cry

Robert Laszewski Posted 2/6/12 on Health Policy and Marketplace Review Medicare Advantage would appear to be a fantastic success—senior premiums are dropping and enrollment is increasing. Listening to Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius last week, you would think private … Continue reading

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Health Care’s Medical Gluttony

Dan Munro Posted 1/31/12 on Forbes Seems to me we always have a few big breaking healthcare stories early in the year.  I remember last year when Mary Meeker released her stunning report – USA, Inc.  For the first time, it … Continue reading

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