Coverage When It Counts How much protection does health insurance offer and how can consumers know? By Karen Pollitz, Eliza Bangit, Jennifer Libster, Stephanie Lewis, and Nicole Johnston Center for American Progress Action Fund, May 2009 Knowing whether insurance provides adequate coverage can be a challenge. Health insurance policies are complex products, highly variable in [...]
Non-publication of large randomized clinical trials: cross sectional analysis By Christopher W Jones, Lara Handler, Karen E Crowell, Lukas G Keil, Mark A Weaver, Timothy F Platts-Mills BMJ, October 29, 2013 Randomized clinical trials are a critical means of advancing medical knowledge. Clinical trials depend on the willingness of participants to expose themselves to the [...]
Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a Pause By Quentin Young, M.D. Copernicus Healthcare From the Epilogue From my adolescent years to the present, I’ve never wavered in my belief in humanity’s ability – and our collective responsibility – to bring about a more just and equitable social order. I’ve always believed [...]
The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare By Adam Davidson The New York Times Magazine, October 30, 2013 (Tom) Scully was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an event hosted by the Potomac Research Group, a Beltway firm that advises large investors on government policy (tag line: “Washington to Wall Street”). When [...]
Here’s how GOP Obamacare hypocrisy backfires By Michael Lind Salon, October 28, 2013 The smartest thing yet written about the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange program is a post by Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute at his “Rortybomb” blog at Next New Deal. Konczal makes two points, each of which [...]
UNISON responds to appointment of Simon Stevens as NHS chief executive UNISON, October 24, 2013 Responding to the announcement that the president of Global Health and group executive vice-president at UnitedHealth, Simon Stevens, will take on the role of chief executive of NHS England in April next year, UNISON Head of Health Christina McAnea said: [...]
Health Care Law Fails to Lower Prices for Rural Areas By Reed Abelson, Katie Thomas and Jo Craven McGinty The New York Times, October 23, 2013 As technical failures bedevil the rollout of President Obama’s health care law, evidence is emerging that one of the program’s loftiest goals — to encourage competition among insurers in [...]
The Restive Single Payer Tribe By Ed Kilgore Washington Monthly, Political Animal, October 21, 2013 But if I were in the White House, I’d keep an eye on one issue they might not have thought much about in quite some time: the revival of progressive hostility to Obamacare on grounds that the law reflected a [...]
Predicting ACO Formation: Two Studies With More In Common Than It Might Seem By Valerie Lewis, Carrie Colla, and Elliott Fisher Health Affairs Blog, October 22, 2013 At a time when policy makers, providers and payers are all trying to make high stakes decisions about how respond to the proliferation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), [...]
Implementing Health Reform: The State Of The Exchanges, Income Verification, And More By Timothy Jost Health Affairs Blog, October 16, 2013 Information collection. On October 11, 2013, HHS published a notice of information it was intending to collect to establish individual mandate exemptions. There is nothing new in this notice, but the scope and number [...]
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