Tag Archives: Reform

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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Essential Readings on Health Reform

Kenneth Lin Posted 3/22/12 on Common Sense Family Doctor Can’t get a Supreme Court-side seat for next week’s six hours of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act? Want to understand how the United States reached the point where the … Continue reading

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Surveyed Physicians Are Gloomy About Health Care Reform

Patricia Salber Posted 3/12/12 on The Doctor Weighs In Recently, The Doctors Company (TDC), the country’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, decided to survey doctors to determine what they are thinking and feeling about health reform.  The results are … Continue reading

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US Health Care Hits $3 Trillion

Dan Munro Posted 1/19/12 on Forbes Great post by Rick Ungar over on The Policy Page. Still, I’m left wondering. It’s an election year and given the stakes, I think we’ll look back on 2012 as the year of the … Continue reading

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Making the Constitutional Argument

Paul Levy Posted 1/14/12 on Not Running A Hospital 14 Jan 2012 05:30 AM PST Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted an amicus brief in the pending Supreme Court case about the national health reform legislation.  The brief focused … Continue reading

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Scary Predictions

Merrill Goozner Posted 11/26/11 on Gooz News Writing in next week’s New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard professor David Blumenthal, former head of Medicare’s health information technology division, forecasts the following scenario should the Republicans win the White House and both houses … Continue reading

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In Praise of Individual Health Mandates

Kenneth Lin Posted 11/1/11 on Common Sense Family Doctor Last month, my family was involved in a scary traffic accident en route to the Family Medicine Education Consortium‘s North East Region meeting. I was in the left-hand eastbound lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike … Continue reading

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The Anti-Tax Lobby And The ‘Super Committee’

Merrill Goozner First posted 8/17/11 in The Fiscal Times: With a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction axe poised to fall in December, corporate lobbyists are lining the hallways of the nation’s capitol to ensure their clients’ necks aren’t on the chopping block. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About The Money: Cost Control in Cancer Care

Harold Pollack First published 7/17/11 on Kaiser Health News Health reform raises central ideological questions about the size and scope of government, about progressive taxation, about the individual mandate and more. It’s easy to forget that cost control will be … 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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Prevention Politics Injures Patients

Kenneth Lin First published 5/31/11 on Common Sense Family Doctor PPIP is an acronym that officially stands for “Put Prevention Into Practice,” which serves as both the name of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s programs to disseminate the preventive care … Continue reading

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Controlling the Medicare Budget – Time To Fast Forward to 1999

Roger Collier First published 4/28/11 on Health Care Reform Update The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the government deficit will exceed one and a half trillion dollars this year, with federal health care annual expenditures expected to hit the trillion … Continue reading

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Does Constraining Health Cost Growth Require Choosing between Obama and Ryan?

C. Eugene Steuerle First published 4/21/11 on The American Square President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) have laid out different approaches for curbing growth in health care costs. One would empower government-appointed officials to constrain … 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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Wyden-Brown And The Health Law: A Match Made In Heaven Or Limbo?

John McDonough First published 3/8/11 on Kaiser Health News There is one certainty in the era of the new federal health law – nothing in U.S. health policy will ever be the same. Every week events take place – regulations are issued, … Continue reading

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