Chronic Health Conditions

Lessons from Miss Idaho: Greater Acceptance of (but Not Necessarily Greater Access to) Diabetes Devices

Lessons from Miss Idaho: Greater Acceptance of (but Not Necessarily Greater Access to) Diabetes Devices
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Given the health law and policy topics that are this blog’s usual fare, some of you may have missed the fact that earlier this month the eighty-eighth annual Miss America pageant was held here in New Jersey, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. And you may have also missed it (I […]

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Discrimination on the Basis of Health Status in Health Insurance: “Market-Norm or Necessity”?

Filed in Chronic Health Conditions, Health Insurance by on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Discrimination on the Basis of Health Status in Health Insurance: “Market-Norm or Necessity”?
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health In recent months, advocates have alleged that discrimination on the basis of health status in health insurance continues, notwithstanding the Affordable Care Act’s attempts to level the playing field for people with chronic health conditions. How the government and industry should respond to the allegations is not clear, however, in part […]

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Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey

Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey
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There’s a fair chance the New Jersey Assembly will take up the Death with Dignity Act before the legislators head off to the Jersey Shore for the summer.  The topic is appropriate for this blog, entitled Health Reform Watch, because physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is a kind of desperate attempt at reforming end-of-life care.  The frustration […]

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The Demographics of Illness and Cost: or, An Old Story About Chronic Conditions

Filed in Chronic Health Conditions by on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
The Demographics of Illness and Cost: or, An Old Story About Chronic Conditions
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We’ve reported on the distribution of health care costs among populations on numerous occasions here at Health Reform Watch. Over the last decades, our own Professor John V. Jacobi has been espousing reform, at times as almost a voice in the wilderness, as a matter of dealing in caring and cost conscious ways with chronic […]

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Medicaid Incentives for Healthy Behavior: Turning That Cigarette Back Into Cold Hard Cash

Medicaid Incentives for Healthy Behavior: Turning That Cigarette Back Into Cold Hard Cash
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a $100 million program through which states can reward Medicaid enrollees who adopt healthy behaviors. The grant program is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and allows states to offer incentives for tobacco cessation, controlling or reducing weight, lowering cholesterol or blood […]

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