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.
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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.
“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.
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.
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.
Workplace wellness – is it the opening salvo in an old economy jihad against aging and chronically ill employees ? Al Lewis and Vik Khanna explain.
Good news on Obamacare: Uninsured numbers drop – Good news for those of us who favor government-facilitated health insurance coverage.
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