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

November 2, 2009

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“…a preliminary analysis of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act…” (PDF) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/106xx/doc10688/hr3962Rangel.pdf   …and the text of the bill itself, for those of you who have plenty of time on your hands: http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf Advertisements

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

July 8, 2009

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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009     http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/upload/7924.pdf

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

July 6, 2009

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A side-by-side comparison of the leading comprehensive reform proposals from the Kaiser Family Foundation: http://conyers.house.gov/_files/SidebySideComparisonofMajorHealthCareProposals.pdf

Summer Reading

July 2, 2009

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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

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    MICHAEL NIELSON: Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/?p=629 via CShaffer (fb via twitter) Exploring the Harmful Effects of Health Care by Charles M. Kilo; Eric B. Larson JAMA. 2009; 302:89-91. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/302/1/89?ct State Licensure and Professional Monopolies in Medicine by Rebecca A. Harris JAMA. 2009; 302:35-a. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/302/1/35-a?ct both via JAMA Topic Collection […]

Understanding the arguments for specific features of health reform

June 17, 2009

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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: http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/301/23/2486 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

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…otherwise known as “medical tourism;” from Bob Wachter’s blog: available at http://www.the-hospitalist.org/blogs/wachters_world/archive/2009/01/12/as-insurers-begin-to-offer-deals-for-overseas-surgery-the-battle-is-joined.aspx. 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 […]