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The Lewin Group: Cited Often, Owned by UnitedHealth

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 23, 2009 1 Comment
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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 campaign on Capitol Hill, distributing arguments opposing […]

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Looks to Help “Navigate” Health Care Reform

Filed in Health Reform by on May 5, 2009 0 Comments
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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 do […]

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Employees, Fearing Increased Cost-Sharing and Loss of Benefits, Utilize Current Employer-Based Health Plans More

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 23, 2009 0 Comments
Employees, Fearing Increased Cost-Sharing and Loss of Benefits, Utilize Current Employer-Based Health Plans More
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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 costs during […]

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Health Care Reform and the Public Insurance Plan: “Framing the Debate,” and Fording the Corporate Dam of Shareholder Wealth Maximization

Filed in Medicaid, Medicare by on April 20, 2009 4 Comments
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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 spearheaded by the Heritage Foundation, listed the […]

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The Health Reform Dialogue Group Recommends Health Care Overhaul

Filed in Health Reform by on April 12, 2009 0 Comments
The Health Reform Dialogue Group Recommends Health Care Overhaul
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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 agreement on how they […]

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