Category Archives: health economics
Late Days of the Empire Edition of Health Wonk Review
From Andrew Sprung of xpostfactoid: We’re addled on many fronts here in Trumpville, and this week’s Health Wonk Review reflects that. We have snapshots of a country that continues to trail its peers in population health measures; an opioid vendor … Continue reading
A Conversation at #CareTalk and the Short and Sweet Disaster Edition of Health Wonk Review
Let’s talk. In this month’s episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and your host, David Williams from Health Business Group chat about the recent hurricanes that have impacted the US and what can be done to protect vulnerable populations. … Continue reading
Health Wonk Review: Pink Edition
Mother nature and man’s inhumanity to man have given us no shortage of opportunities to reach out and help our fellow citizens here in the US in the last few weeks where hurricanes, fires and terrorism have taken an ugly … Continue reading
Health Wonk Review: Suffering from Repeal Fatigue?
Ready for a recap of the ACA repeal efforts? For a litany of the long and winding road, visit Brad Wright at Wright on Health at this link. And, for those who don’t need another rendering of the legislative shenanigans, Brad includes … Continue reading
Never-Ending Summer of Healthcare Legislation from Health Wonk Review
Yesterday was an eventful day in the health policy world with a Medicare for All bill and Graham-Cassidy both being introduced almost simultaneously … but despite this, Louise Norris was still managed to compile The Neverending Summer of Healthcare Legislation … Continue reading
The Summer Lull Edition of Health Wonk Review
Summer of 2017 is fading quickly into the memory books, but some of the happenings on the healthcare scene will be with us to bemoan, analyze and reform for years to come. Now that’s summer fun that lasts! Let’s start … Continue reading
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
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
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
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!