Health Reform
142 views

Don’t Kick a Unicorn When it’s Down

David Harlow - June 3, 2011

There has been a significant outcry against the proposed ACO regs: everything's wrong and nothing's right about them, or so some would have us believe. There has…

Health Reform
151 views

Cleveland Clinic CEO Recommends Changes to Current ACO Rules

BarbaraDuck - June 3, 2011

In addition to the Cleveland Clinic, several other hospitals and chains have sent their concerns and suggestion to CMS.  The Cleveland Clinic specifically saw conflicts that would…

Health Reform
158 views

Will There Be Health Benefits Exchanges by 2014?

JohnCGoodman - June 2, 2011

Despite advice from most free-market analysis, some Republican governors are executing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by establishing Health Benefits Exchanges. These governors dislike…

Health Reform
133 views

You Probably Thought the Public Option Was Dead

JohnCGoodman - June 1, 2011

Trying to spur enrollment in a key new benefit of the 2010 health law, the Obama administration announced today it is slashing premiums for new high-risk insurance…

Health Reform
151 views

Health Insurance HMO Prices in New York City Non-Affordable for Many

BarbaraDuck - May 31, 2011

The number of HMOs serving New York City has also dropped from 13 in 2004 to seven today.  I’m guessing that the bankers on Wall Street aren’t…

Health Reform
155 views

A Silver Lining in GOP Attempts to Defund PPACA implementation

DavidEWilliams - May 27, 2011

The Hill (CBO: Defunding healthcare law could end drug benefits) has an interesting piece suggesting that if Republicans are successful in blocking funding to implement the Patient…

Health Reform
131 views

How to Start an Adult Discussion on Medicare

DavidEWilliams - May 26, 2011

Now is a good time to take a deep breath and entertain a serious discussion about the future of Medicare. Republicans just lost a special election in…

Health Reform
134 views

Vermont Gov. Signs Single Payer Bill into Law

MichaelDouglas1 - May 26, 2011

The governor of the state of Vermont has just signed legislation into law that would make health care a “right and not a privilege”. The bill would…

Health Reform
123 views

Former MN Governor Pawlenty Quickly Reacts to Ryan Proposals

MichaelDouglas1 - May 26, 2011

WIth Paul Ryan’s misstep, former MN governor and now declared GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty sees an opening.[H]is plan to secure Medicare’s finances will allow seniors to…

Health Reform
163 views

Massachusetts UnionsTake a Wise Turn on Health Care

DavidEWilliams - May 26, 2011

Massachusetts cities and towns face huge long-term health care financing challenges, thanks to ill-considered policies that allowed health insurance benefits for unionized jobs such as firefighters and…