Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

“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

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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.

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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

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January 14, 2015

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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.

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Reflecting on Medicine in 2014

Reflecting on Medicine in 2014

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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.

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Al Lewis, Co-author, Surviving Workplace Wellness

CEOs, Obamacare, and Workplace Wellness

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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.

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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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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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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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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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