Category Archives: health insurance

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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Our Short-Sighted and Divided Country Looks for an ACA Replacement

We have short attention spans and shorter memories. That serves politicians well but it makes bad policy. Say, for example, you decided to run for President of the United States but you pulled a really stupid college-style prank, like plagiarizing … Continue reading

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The President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review on Your Virtual Newsstand Now

David E. Williams is on top of the President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review. Click here to go to David’s Health Business Group blog for this special edition on your virtual newsstand today. I also want to add my … Continue reading

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Fresh Prints: An All-New, Alt-Fax Edition of Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for February 9, 2017 #alternative_facts Edition By Steve Anderson medicareresources.org Editor February 9, 2017 Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. – Billy Joel The title of Billy Joel’s hit song wouldn’t have been nearly … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review’s Inaugural Edition: Read It Here!

For our Health Wonk Review afficianados, here is this week’s blog aggregation in toto. Enjoy all Joe Paduda’s hard work, and those of the other contributors. Health Wonk Review’s Inauguration Edition by Joe Paduda of Health Care Matters Through election … Continue reading

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Healthcare’s Future? Population Health and Information Technology

Many people are wondering if we are living in a post-ACA world. The uncertainty has pundits posturing all over the political map. No matter how the economy or politics turn, there are a few constants where people can have some … Continue reading

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Puppies and Kittens Edition of Health Wonk Review

Hank Stern’s roundup of wonkery and punditry as the Health Wonk Review group looks at where things are going under a new administration in DC in this Puppies and Kittens edition of our beloved HWR. Here come da fuzz.

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Healthcare Industry in an Age of Uncertainty

Uncertainty.  The markets hate it. Established, successful businesses hate it. The markets are priced using certain assumptions, and successful businesses usually got that way under the current rules. So any disruption is a cause to pause. During that pause, some … Continue reading

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