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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
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1. Bob Laszewski at the Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review discusses the interesting bi-partisan bill recently announced by Scott Brown and Ron Wyden. 2. Brian Klepper and David Kibbe detail what would happen if employers walked away from health coverage. 3. The Health Care Blog: The Direct Project — formerly NHIN Direct — recently […]

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Getting Mental Health Coverage Wrong

Filed in Health Reform by on October 13, 2010 0 Comments
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Thanks to Frank for inviting me to review Barak Richman, Daniel Grossman, and Frank Sloan’s chapter,  Fragmentation in Mental Health Benefits and Services, in Our Fragmented Health Care System: Causes and Solutions (Einer Elhauge, ed. 2010).  The book is important and provocative.  The chapter on the fragmentation of mental health care couldn’t address a more […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Health Reform, Reform Rodeo by on October 4, 2010 0 Comments
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1. The American Medical Association: In the face of new health reform requirements that are now in effect, many of the top insurers have dropped child-only health plans. 2. Kaiser Health News Daily Report: Health Care reform’s elimination of discrimination based on pre-existing conditions has not fully materialized; In a sign of what could be […]

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Reform Rodeo

Filed in Reform Rodeo by on September 7, 2010 0 Comments
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[Ed. Note: HRW welcomes back Jordan Cohen from his work in Washington at HHS this summer– the place just wasn’t the same without him] Waste: The New York Times provides an overview of a new study detailing health care wastefulness — which the Times reports as being the first study to quantify the problem. Berwick’s […]

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An ERISA Defense Conference with Nine “Renowned Federal Judges”

Filed in Ethics by on August 10, 2010 5 Comments
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On Health Reform Watch we’ve written quite a bit about transparency, accountability and gifts as it regards Pharma and Physicians. I saw this today on Illness and Insurance Hell, a rather wide ranging and interesting blog devoted to procuring assistance to a spouse with multiple sclerosis. The author takes a macro view, however, and this […]

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