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By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
Aug 23rd, 2009
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In a recent Chicago Tribune article, “Health-care reform: Medical insurers poised to reap a healthy ‘bonanza,'”   the following paragraph concerning The Lewin Group caught my eye One of the Democratic proposals that most concerned insurers was creation of a “public option” government-sponsored insurance plan. The industry launched a campai...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Reform
May 5th, 2009
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As we posted back in January, “California Foundations Advocate for Health Care Reform,” the L.A. Times had reported that Paul Brest, “president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park and author of a book on philanthropic strategies” stated that: “What I’ve seen is foundations moving from thinking all we needed to d...
By Justin Goldstein
In Uncategorized
Apr 23rd, 2009
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The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that a recent survey reveals that employees are utilizing employer-based health plans more in fear that their plans will increase cost-sharing or dissolve altogether. KFF reports: U.S. workers are making more use of their employer-sponsored health insurance benefits because of concerns that employers could cut benefits or increase c...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medicaid
Apr 20th, 2009
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Kaiser.org has recently noted that “Liberal and conservative interest groups ‘have begun a fierce ideological battle, with each side trying to shape the public’s perception of a public insurance plan,’ the Christian Science Monitor reports.” Kaiser states: The Health Policy Consensus Group, a coalition of conservative interest groups spear...
By Justin Goldstein
In Health Reform
Apr 12th, 2009
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Throughout the country, newspapers are reporting on the meeting of the Health Reform Dialogue Group (the “Group”).  The diverse group has been meeting to discuss the overhaul of the current national health care system. The Associated Press reports: Eighteen groups representing consumers, business, insurers, doctors and hospitals say they have reached agreem...