Business
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What If You Could Sell Your Vote?

JohnCGoodman - March 8, 2011

This is Austin Frakt at his blog: Elsewhere [Arthur] Okun uses the idea of exchanging votes for cash as something most Americans would find objectionable but that…

Medicaid: Not Just for the Poor Anymore
Health Reform
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Health Reform
255 views

Medicaid: Not Just for the Poor Anymore

JohnCGoodman - March 7, 2011

In 1965, Medicaid was conceived as a program to provide acute care for people who had no other resources. As the graph shows, it has been expanded…

Business
284 views

The Future of Consumer-Directed Health Care

JohnCGoodman - March 7, 2011

Over the next decade I believe we are going to see a major transformation of American medicine. It won’t be the kind of transformation that is normally…

Policy & Law
240 views

The Insurance Czar

JohnCGoodman - March 4, 2011

It is easy enough for those of us who are debating the merits of ObamaCare to lose track of just how profoundly this law has changed everything…

Should Government Control Big Pharma Marketing?
Business
264 views
Business
264 views

Should Government Control Big Pharma Marketing?

JohnCGoodman - March 4, 2011

Ralph Nader’s disciples are upset that pharmaceutical companies are using new media to reach out to potentional consumers of their medicines.  In a recent submission to the…

Health Reform
461 views

Two Visions for Health Reform

JohnCGoodman - March 2, 2011

How can the federal government encourage low-cost, high-quality medical care? There are basically two approaches: a bottom-up, market-based approach and a top-down command-and-control approach: The former is…

Public Health
203 views

Do We Have It All Wrong About Obesity?

JohnCGoodman - March 1, 2011

Do obese people generate costs for other people? Mainly not, according to a review of the literature: In employer-provided health insurance pools, being obese causes limited externality…

Health Reform
249 views

The HMO in Your Future

JohnCGoodman - February 28, 2011

I have not been able to determine how you pronounce the acronym for Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Is it ā´ ko? Or ā´ so? Or ăh so´,…