Medicare

A Tip of the ‘Cap,’ A Wag of the Finger: Ending the Annual Cap on Rehabilitation Services

Filed in Medicare by on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
A Tip of the ‘Cap,’ A Wag of the Finger: Ending the Annual Cap on Rehabilitation Services
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By Bryan Tiscia Frank retired, and he’s spent a large part of his life making sure his family had what they need. Recently he noticed his right knee bothered him. He went to a physical therapist, who explained that his knee problem was caused by degeneration in his spine. The degeneration caused him to lean […]

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Exiling the Poor from the Insurance Market

Filed in Hospitals, Medicaid, Medicare by on July 22, 2012 1 Comment
Exiling the Poor from the Insurance Market
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John Roberts’ jurisprudential wizardry in NFIB has been compared with the artistic genius of pro wrestlers and rappers. Poor Americans in states newly empowered to resist the ACA’s Medicaid expansion may need even more ingenuity to get themselves insured. Both Kevin Outterson and my colleague John Jacobi have observed the perplexing predicament imposed on the poor in states that keep […]

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Medicare Payment, a System in Need of Fixing

Filed in Medicare, Physicians by on January 8, 2012 0 Comments
Medicare Payment, a System in Need of Fixing
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[Ed. Note: We are pleased to welcome Andy Braver, Esq. back to Health Reform Watch. Andy is a health care attorney who recently completed an LL.M in Health Law at Seton Hall Law. Prior to entering the LL.M. program, Andy spent five years as a healthcare provider, running a state of the art medical diagnostic […]

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Why Reduce Health Care Costs?

Why Reduce Health Care Costs?
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One rare point of elite consensus is that the US needs to reduce health care costs. Frightening graphs expose America as a spendthrift outlier. Before he decamped to Citigroup, the President’s OMB director warned about how important it was to “bend the cost curve.” The President’s opponents are even more passionate about austerity. Journalists and […]

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Gregg Bloche’s The Hippocratic Myth

Filed in Medicare by on April 14, 2011 2 Comments
Gregg Bloche’s <em>The Hippocratic Myth</em>
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Georgetown law professor Gregg Bloche’s new book, The Hippocratic Myth, looks to be a major contribution to health policy debates. I haven’t had time to read it yet, but many reviews and radio shows give the impression of a rigorous work leavened with engaging narratives of individual patients and providers. Bloche’s approach to rationing will […]

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