Category Archives: health policy

Don Berwick breaks down health policy

Don Berwick, President Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, holds weekly online talks about health care and health care policy.  This past week, Berwick broke down the differences … Continue reading

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the AHCA

I posted this both on Facebook and Twitter the other day but I think it is worth repeating, especially as this forum is supposed to be about the intersection of health care and policy. 1) The AHCA (aka Trumpcare) is … Continue reading

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What drives insurance premium costs? It’s not what you think.

Before the House GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stalled, there was some discussion by lawmakers to repeal the “essential health benefits.”  These were mandatory requirements created by the Affordable Care Act that most … Continue reading

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Medicaid while you work

It’s a tagline from politicians that we’ve heard before for the Welfare program – and now they have their eyes set on Medicaid.  If you are able bodied to work and you want Medicaid, you better find employment or be … Continue reading

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overheard on healthcare

With all that’s been going on lately in health policy, you would think I’d be motivated to write a lot about health care and health policy.  Sadly, that is not the case.  I will share with you something I texted … Continue reading

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AHCA and the disenfranchised

The American Health Care Act would harm LGBT people, people living with HIV, and Black and Latino Americans, according to Fenway Institute analysis: The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief titled What the American Health Care Act … Continue reading

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Executive Orders and the Medical Community

It’s sad they even had to release a statement, but below is the full statement from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. February 2, 2017 Dear Members of the Graduate Medical Education Community, Since the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation … Continue reading

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