Ezra Klein

By Frank Pasquale
In Medicare
Jun 15th, 2009
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Ezra Klein has given a nice explanation of the advantages of public options in our health insurance ecosystem. He summarizes three different types of options that could develop, including a “trigger plan” (which be “triggered into existence [where] the private insurance market” failed), a “weak public plan” (which “couldn’...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
May 12th, 2009
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Because, quite frankly, he is simply excellent at what he does, it’s well worth noting that he’ll be doing it somewhere else. Ezra Klein, formerly of American Prospect, has announced that he is moving to the Washington Post. His parting blog, like almost everything else he writes, is a good read. Lets hope that WaPo […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Physicians
Jan 1st, 2009
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The Washington Post ran a story today, “Shortage of General Surgeons Endangers Rural Americans,” which, as the title suggests, reported on the shortage of general surgeons. The story describes the sort “jack of all (surgical) trades” existence of a general surgeon and reports that “In 1980, 945 newly trained general surgeons were certified...
By Frank Pasquale
In Physicians
Dec 22nd, 2008
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Health policymakers are well aware of the pay differential between primary care and specialist physicians. Given this disparity, it’s important to recognize how the divergence arose. To the extent that training programs are limited for each specialty, that’s a natural barrier to entry that is hard to remedy without a great deal of investment in […]...