Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

Should We All Die at 75?: Addressing the “Emanuel Principe” in Obamacare

Should We All Die at 75?: Addressing the “Emanuel Principe” in Obamacare

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September 22, 2014

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POLICY:

Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the authors of the Affordable Care Act spoke publicly this week about his own desire to “die at 75” in a article published in the Atlantic. In his piece, he argues that as he ages, he wishes to stop all preventative medical measures and “let nature take its course” as he approaches the age of 75.

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

The Early Results are In: Obamacare and the Uninsured

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September 1, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE, Salber:

Good news on Obamacare: Uninsured numbers drop – Good news for those of us who favor government-facilitated health insurance coverage.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare on the Front Burner & Gives Republicans a Political Headache

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July 25, 2014

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POLICY:

The recent 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law

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More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

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July 22, 2014

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EDUCATION:

There is no doubt that Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of medicine in the US. Now, private practice is becoming a thing of the past. Financial pressures, increasing regulatory requirements, electronic medical records and outrageously complex coding systems are forcing long time private physicians to enter into agreements with academic centers and large hospital systems in order to survive.

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Commonwealth Infographic:  Results for Obamacare So Far

Commonwealth Infographic: Results for Obamacare So Far

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July 10, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE, Salber:

A recent Commonwealth Fund survey that people are happy with their new Obamacare coverage. Hey guys, guess what – people like having health insurance (duh!)

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

A Path Toward Further Health Reform Is Lined With the IRS?

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June 29, 2014

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POLICY:

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.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Obamacare: What About the Working Class and the Middle Class?

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June 22, 2014

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POLICY:

The administration issued a report yesterday that says individuals who selected plans in the federal health insurance exchanges have a post-credit premium that is on average 76% less than the full premium for the plans they selected.

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Obamacare Hater, Lover Harmonize on “Clinical Nuance”

Obamacare Hater, Lover Harmonize on “Clinical Nuance”

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May 18, 2014

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POLICY, PROVIDERS:

A fierce opponent of Obamacare and one of the law’s key authors came together at a Washington briefing recently to sing the praises of a proposal to bring “clinical nuance” to the Medicare benefit. Whether this beatific health care reform bipartisanship can alter policy, however, remains to be seen.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Virginia Should Take the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Money and So Should All Republican States

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April 23, 2014

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POLICY:

If Republicans really believed in state responsibility and flexibility for how they run their Medicaid programs, this was the opportunity to prove it.

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Todd Wilemon & Aasif Mandvi discuss best healthcare in the world

America’s Best in World Healthcare is 37th on the List

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April 10, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Salber:

Aasif Mandvi takes us on a tour of 3rd world healthcare in Knoxville baffling Fox News Commentator Todd Wilemon who has the funniest pause in TV history.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

“Free” health screenings have hidden costs

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April 4, 2014

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Clinical Conditions:

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.

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Obamacare: 4th Anniversary Reflections and Road Map Forward

Obamacare: 4th Anniversary Reflections and Road Map Forward

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March 30, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Patient Safety:

Psychiatrist Shimon Waldfogel, MD reflects on his journey as a health reform activist as the 4th Anniversary of Obamacare approaches

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Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

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March 28, 2014

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POLICY:

Overall there have been more than 20 unilateral changes/delays/exceptions made by the President without Congressional approval or oversight.

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Medical conspiracy theories about vaccines

Medical Conspiracy Theories and Public Mistrust

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March 28, 2014

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Psychology & behavior, RESEARCH:

Margo Gordon MD relates a belief in medical conspiracy theories to public mistrust in our healthcare “system.”

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Republicans Considering Proposing High-Risk Pools––Health Insurance Ghettos

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March 21, 2014

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POLICY:

I can’t believe Republicans are even considering this idea in 2014.

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