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Transforming Workers' Comp · 1d ago

The End of the World Is Near (The Health Care World, That Is)

Fellow blogger, Joe Paduda, brilliantly summed up the current GOP attempt to blow up the nation’s health care system in today’s post. Rather, than repeat and comment on what he wrote, I am l...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1w ago

The “Curse” of For-Profit Health Care

Recently, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a Medicare for All bill into the U.S. Senate, and many Democratic Senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. Earlier yesterday morning...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Follow-up to Insurers Jacking Up Premiums Ahead of End of CSR’s

Health Affairs blog posted the following stating that if the Administration terminates cost-sharing reduction payments (CSR’s), the states can use 1332 waivers to fund their own. Here is the...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Single Payer Supported by Majority of Physicians

A shout-out to Dr. Don McCanne for posting the following article from Merritt Hawkins. Merritt Hawkins August 14, 2017 Survey: 42% of Physicians Strongly Support a Single Payer Healthcare Sy...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

The Economist Explains it All: What the U.S, Needs to Do With Health Care

Thursday’s The Economist had the following article. It explains what the U.S. needs to do to fix health care. Our leaders in Congress, both Democrats, and especially Republicans should liste...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Insurers Jacking Up Premiums Ahead of End of CSRs

An article in Healthcare Finance News.com on Friday, said that insurers are factoring in the end of the cost-sharing reduction payments into their rate increases from 2 to 23 percent, accord...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Trump and the Social Determinants of Health

Here’s a little light reading for your weekend, courtesy of Patricia Illingworth, writing today in Health Affairs blog about the Social Determinants of Health and the take on it by the curre...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Another Scheme to Delay the Inevitable, part 2

Last week, I reported on an effort to create payer-provider partnerships, and said that it was another scheme to delay the inevitable move towards a Medicare for All, single-payer system. Th...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Old Video, but True

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Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Another Scheme to Delay the Inevitable

After my last post on my personal health issue and the debate over the health care bills that now have been shelved, I thought I’d share with you the following article in its entirety that i...