Health Benefits

By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Nov 30th, 2010
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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 […]...
By John V. Jacobi
In Health Reform
Oct 13th, 2010
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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 mo...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Health Reform
Oct 4th, 2010
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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 […]...
By Jordan T. Cohen
In Reform Rodeo
Sep 7th, 2010
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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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Ethics
Aug 10th, 2010
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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 […]...