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It is reassuring to see what Slavitt’s candid views are in this Q&A before a meeting heavily attended by members of the medical-industrial complex.

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This consequential study confirms, once again, that the most important contributors to our greater health care spending are high prices and wasteful administrative excesses.

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Those following the latest single payer effort in California know that SB 562 passed the Senate but has been held back in the Assembly, substituting in its place a series of hearings by the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be followed by a report of its findings.

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Should wealthy patients have a right to buy their way to the front of a queue? Or instead should we ask if we’ve optimized our health care resources to ensure appropriate capacity and queue management to prevent excessive queues for everyone?

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This Covered California analysis of the individual insurance market in each state reveals that, in the absence of any federal policy action, premiums could increase between 35 and 90 percent over the next three years, on average more than twice the rate of medical inflation.

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Yesterday’s message discussed the failure of our conservative government stewards, past and present, to move forward with an effective plan that would establish much needed interoperability of the health care IT system throughout the nation. More needs to be said now.

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If we were to fulfill the dream of having immediate Internet access to any prior medical records throughout the nation, it was important that IT systems be interoperable.

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This brief memo from the White House seems to be authentic. It lists three policies that the administration says must be included as part of “Obamacare relief provisions” that Congress should pursue.

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Without waiting for Congress to act, the Trump administration is moving forward with policies to shift government health programs to the private sector. The conservatives have long desired to privatize Medicare through premium support (vouchers), and it appears that they have devised a deceptive means of sneaking it in through this Request for Information.

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Section 1115 Medicaid waivers allow states, with the approval of CMS, to establish demonstration projects that waive certain requirements of the Medicaid program as long as the objectives of the program are met. At the end of the waiver period, the results are to be formally evaluated.

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