Tag Archives: PPACA

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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The Game’s Not Over, and It May Not Even Be The Real Game

The rancor preceding and surrounding the Supreme Court decision is, to some degree, a reflection of our national dysfunction: our inability to have fact-based discussions and our unwillingness to directly confront dire problems that threaten the public interest. 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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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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Romney Jumps on the Waiver Bandwagon–And Creates Even More Uncertainty Over the New Health Care Law

Robert Laszewski Posted 10/26/11 on Health Policy and Marketplace Review Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has pledged to end “Obamacare.” Upon taking office, he would immediately begin the process by granting the states waivers from having to implement it: “I’ll … Continue reading

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Quick Medicare Factoids

Joe Paduda First posted 9/08/11 on Managed Care Matters There’s going to be a LOT coming out in the next two months about Medicare, so it may help to know a few things about the program to help put it in context. … Continue reading

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Another Legal Round – With A Major Mis-Step?

Roger Collier First published 6/13/11 on Health Care Reform Update The past week’s appellate court hearing in Atlanta on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, one of a series along the inevitable road to the Supreme Court, showed that … Continue reading

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Why Health Care Reform Is Here To Stay

Joe Paduda First published 6/10/11 on Managed Care Matters It’s pretty simple, really. Once people gain actual real-life experience with a government program, they abandon their fear of the unknown, see its benefits more clearly, and become invested in its … Continue reading

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Is the Mandate Penalty a Penalty?

Jim Hufford First published 5/26/11 on Organon Arguments for the constitutionality of the individual mandate as an exercise of the taxing power often start by noting that the penalty is reported on income tax returns, calculated as a percentage of … Continue reading

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Average Annual Health Costs for a US Family of Four Approach $20,000, With Employees Bearing 40%

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First published 5/11/11 on Health Populi Health care costs have doubled in less than nine years for the typical American family of four covered by a preferred provider health plan (PPO). In 2011, that health cost is nearly $20,000; … Continue reading

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Reform At Year One: The Economist’s View

Roger Collier First published 3/31/11 on Health Reform Update Sometimes, in the middle of a hotly-argued partisan battle, it can make sense to look at the opinions of more distant and possibly more objective observers. When the battle involves American … Continue reading

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Health Reform’s Next Act: A Focus On Achieving Health Equity

Brian Smedley First published 3/21/11 on Kaiser Health News When President Barack Obama met with the nation’s governors last month and offered to allow states to establish their own plans to reform health care in place of the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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