Category Archives: health economics

CBO Estimates How Many Will Flee ObamaCare if Given the Chance

Those who control the language, control the debate. Let’s look at the language surrounding the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican ACA alternative, AHCA, will result in about 22-23 million more uninsured over the next 10 years. The meme … Continue reading

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Wow! Special DOUBLE Edition of Health Wonk Review – ACA and “Other”

Here it is…the FIRST EVER Double Edition of HWR. Part One is all ACA and Part Two is everything else you have come to expect from the Wonkers who wander through healthcare land. Enjoy. And comment below. We love hearin’ … Continue reading

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CMS Meaningful Use Payments to Providers: Incentives or Sophie’s Choice?

Sophie’s Choice: You have to choose when there are no good options. Sophie’s Choice was an award-winning 1983 movie based on the William Styron novel about a Nazi concentration camp survivor who was forced to choose which of her two children to send … Continue reading

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XPostFactoid Inaugural Hosting of Health Wonk Review: Get It Here

Welcome Andrew Sprung to the Health Wonk Review crew for his debut hosting effort. Click here to read his roundup in the Alternative Facts, Alternative Realities Edition of HWR. Enjoy!

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Healthcare Visionaries Lead the Way

Technology is moving much faster than the snail’s pace of government and regulation. It is an exciting time to be – not just in healthcare – but to be alive. I’ve been hanging around the virtual water cooler in healthcare … Continue reading

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“I Will Build a Great Health Wonk Review”…And He Has!

Brag-a-docious much? Nah, not Jason Shafrin. Our humble Healthcare Economist touts his very biggest, very best, nobody-does-it-better edition of Health Wonk Review right here. Mightily nicely done, there, Mr. Shafrin!

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Health Wonk Review: Groundhog Zombie Goes Back to the Future

With a title like that, who is strong enough to resist clicking on this link to read more? I challenge the most susceptible among you to ignore this post! Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider is our creative mistress of ceremonies … Continue reading

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AHCA: Aye or Nay Edition of Health Wonk Review

March 23, 2017 By Louise Norris Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, ushering in a host of reforms for the U.S. health care system. And today, House Republicans are planning to vote on the … Continue reading

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A Policy Decision: Choosing Between Health Insurance and Medical Care

Those who control the language, control the debate. The question on the table in the U.S. today is, “What is the most efficient and least costly way to provide health insurance coverage to everyone?” Coverage is such a nice word. … Continue reading

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The “May You Live in Interesting Times” Edition of Health Wonk Review

Just when you thought things can’t get any weirder, they do. Combine staunch opposed ideologies held by fierce political warriors, and we find ourselves under the ancient curse of living in interesting times. It seems our nation is transitioning from … Continue reading

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