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CBO: a preliminary analysis of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act

November 2, 2009


“…a preliminary analysis of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act…” (PDF)   …and the text of the bill itself, for those of you who have plenty of time on your hands: Advertisements

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

July 8, 2009


Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

So, in case you haven’t noticed, there’s something going on in healthcare…

July 6, 2009


A side-by-side comparison of the leading comprehensive reform proposals from the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Summer Reading

July 2, 2009


Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. Malcolm K. Sparrow. (2000). License to Steal–How Fraud Bleeds America’s Health Care System. Boulder: Westview Press (Perseus). Robert H. Blank and Viola Burau. (2007). Comparative Health Policy, 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. Samuel Levey and N. Paul Loomba. (1984). Health Care Administration–A Managerial Perspective, 2nd […]

Readings for today

July 1, 2009


    MICHAEL NIELSON: Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? via CShaffer (fb via twitter) Exploring the Harmful Effects of Health Care by Charles M. Kilo; Eric B. Larson JAMA. 2009; 302:89-91. State Licensure and Professional Monopolies in Medicine by Rebecca A. Harris JAMA. 2009; 302:35-a. both via JAMA Topic Collection […]

Understanding the arguments for specific features of health reform

June 17, 2009


The Science of Health Care Reform Author: Robert H. Brook, MD JAMA. 2009;301(23):2486-2487 (doi:10.1001/jama.2009.866) Available online: Robert H. Brook has published nice summary of considerations that need to be made on the part of practitioners in choosing a side in the next battle over the specifics of health care reform. See a few  key […]

More on the globalized market for provision of health services

February 18, 2009


…otherwise known as “medical tourism;” from Bob Wachter’s blog: available at He writes: Of course, sensitive to the politics, it is unlikely that any of them will flat-out force their customers/employees to travel to Thailand or Singapore. The pressure will be more subtle: with savings of tens-of-thousands of dollars per case at stake, there […]