Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

Gene Steuerle, Host of "The Government We Deserve"

A Better Alternative to Taxing Those Without Health Insurance

March 14, 2015

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Healthcare transformation, INSURANCE, POLICY:

Although the public debate on health insurance coverage centers on a thumbs-up, thumbs-down fight over the Accountable Care Act, our national system needs a lot of smaller fixes.

Al Lewis, co-author of "Cracking Health Costs"

Are ACA’s Free Checkups Good Public Policy?

February 15, 2015

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POLICY:

Al Lewis, co-Author of Cracking Health Costs, suggests removing the ACA provision that makes annual checkups automatically immune from deductibles and copays – read this to learn why.

Attending a Funeral: Mourning the Loss of a Friend AND Learning More About the Art of Medicine

Attending a Funeral: Mourning the Loss of a Friend AND Learning More About the Art of Medicine

February 10, 2015

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PROVIDERS:

Every once in a while, there are certain people who really make a lasting impact and forever change us as caregivers and as human beings. Ed was one of those patients.

“Veritas”, Ivy and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Good for the Goose May Now NOT be Good for the Gander at Harvard

“Veritas”, Ivy and the Affordable Care Act: What’s Good for the Goose May Now NOT be Good for the Gander at Harvard

January 27, 2015

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POLICY:

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.

Rethink “Repeal and Replace” and Consumer Friendly Obamacare Fixes – Two Op-Eds in USA Today

Rethink “Repeal and Replace” and Consumer Friendly Obamacare Fixes – Two Op-Eds in USA Today

January 14, 2015

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POLICY:

I have no doubt Republicans will insist on proposing their own complex plan to reform the health insurance system that will include repealing and replacing Obamacare. But I think it is going to get them into more political trouble than it’s worth.

Reflecting on Medicine in 2014

Reflecting on Medicine in 2014

January 2, 2015

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PROVIDERS:

While I have probably painted a bleak picture for Medicine in 2014, it is my hope that we are able to move forward in a more positive way in 2015. I think that there are several very exciting developments that are gaining momentum within medicine and healthcare in general.

Al Lewis, Co-author, Surviving Workplace Wellness

CEOs, Obamacare, and Workplace Wellness

November 29, 2014

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Wellness:

Workplace wellness – is it the opening salvo in an old economy jihad against aging and chronically ill employees ? Al Lewis and Vik Khanna explain.

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

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

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.

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

The Early Results are In: Obamacare and the Uninsured

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.

Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

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

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