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“Veritas”, Ivy and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Good for the Goose May Now NOT be Good for the Gander at Harvard
Prominent academics within the prestigious Harvard University department of Economics have long been vocal supporters of President Obama and his Affordable Care Act legislation. In fact, many Harvard professors helped develop some of the concepts that were utilized in the drafting of the ACA. During the debates over the ACA in Congress, these professors were frequently seen (and heard) touting the legislation as a fiscally responsible way to provide affordable care to all Americans. My how things have changed.
The US has always been a place where others from around the world have come to incubate and grow ideas. Now, it appears that innovation must come at a substantial cost–the increasing capital required for drug development as well as taxes on medical device companies only serve to squeeze out the “small guys with big ideas” and limit our ability to continue to produce new, more effective therapies and cures.
A recent Commonwealth Fund survey that people are happy with their new Obamacare coverage. Hey guys, guess what – people like having health insurance (duh!)
As attention has shifted to phantom IRS emails, misbehaving Iraqis and our newfound national awareness of soccer’s off-side rule, it’s only natural for the Population Health Blog to wonder about the status of health reform.
Last week, I spoke to a class of undergraduates about the benefits, harms and politics of screening smokers for lung cancerusing low-dose CT scans. Afterwards, a student asked how I felt about the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicare and private insurers cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force “A” and “B” recommended screening tests and other preventive services without co-payments or deductibles, making them free at the point of care.
I can’t believe Republicans are even considering this idea in 2014.
The good news is that the PHB’s naiveté was limited to parking habits, one house’s garage and a spend of $19. Not so for Ezekiel Emanuel’s work in health reform in the White House and a spend of far more money.
Our country’s health care system is experiencing a similar sort of dislocation, driven not only by the error-plagued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but trends that have been in motion for decades.
During the session we discuss ACO implementation issues and how early movers are mobilizing and organizing to drive sustained patient engagement while conforming to a complicated set of ACO policies.