Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Selected health policy news links, 1/31/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, January 31, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 1/31/13:

Federal Rule Limits Aid to Families Who Can’t Afford Employers’ Health Coverage

IRS: Some families who can’t afford coverage on the job can’t get govt aid to buy health plans

U.S. Growth Halted as Federal Spending Fell in 4th Quarter

Senate votes to temporarily suspend federal debt limit

U.S. expects big Medicare savings from competitive bid program

Fed Economist Steps Into Dispute On Geographic Differe...


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Selected Health Policy news links, 1/28/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 1/28/13:

An Oil Boom Takes a Toll on Health Care

The urgency of growth

Diabetic Kids' New Regimen

Education, Wealth Impacts Mortality in Diabetes Patients

Doing Better by Doing Less: Approaches to Tackle Overuse of Services

Medicare Readmissions Decreased More in Areas With Quality Improvement Initiatives

AMA wants docs trained for teams, safety

Early Autism May Not Last a Lifetime

Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier ...


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Selected health policy news links, 1/27/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Sunday, January 27, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 1/27/13:

The Public's Health Care Agenda for the 113th Congress

Many Medicaid Patients Could Face Higher Fees Under a Proposed Federal Policy

Despite Incentives, Doctors’ Offices Lag On Digital Records

New insurance plan pits hospitals vs. employers

Harkin health bill orders stack of federal prevention efforts

Medicare eyes hospital readmissions

Rural physician shortage threatens ACA

WellPoint Earnings Rise 38%

Car...


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Selected health policy news links, 1/25/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected readings on health policy, economics and other topics, 1/25/13:

We Don't Know if Half our Treatments Work!

Harkin health bill orders stack of federal prevention efforts

The Public's Health Care Agenda for the 113th Congress

Building State Health Insurance Marketplaces: Lessons from the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

TurboTax, Not Travelocity, May Be Better Analogy For Health Exchanges

Health care threatens to crush U.S. growth

States hustle to modernize Medicaid

Earnin...


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Selected health policy news links, 1/23/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected readings on health policy, economics and other topics, 1/23/13:

Health Reform: The Big Deal?

ACA: Four More Uncertain Years

George Will: The Timebomb in Obamacare

Obamacare a tempting target for cuts

ACA pinches colleges who use adjuncts a lot

Who Can Outgrow or Recover From Autism?

Nearly half of U.S. children late receiving vaccines

More Children Get ADHD Diagnosis

The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety

Cancer Deaths Drop

 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elder...


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Selected Health Policy and Other Readings, 1/21/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected Health Policy, Economic and Other Readings 1/21/13

Medicaid Expansion Is Delicate Maneuver for Arizona’s Republican Governor

New website part of push for uninsured to get coverage

United States of Obesity: How Are States Battling Bulging Health Costs?

Why Aren't Americans Healthier?

In health, we’re not No. 1

Behind Double-Digit Premium Increases

Fiscal Footnote: Big Senate Gift to Drug Maker

Patient Share Of Health Spending Shrinking

Obama's Health Spending 'Problem'

I...


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Selected Health Policy and Other Readings, 1/20/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected Health Policy, Economic and Other Readings 1/20/13

Comparing the Quality of Care in Medicare Options

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report (Updated)

New York City reduced childhood obesity while LA rate grew over 9 years

Tough Flu Season in U.S., Especially for the Elderly

UnitedHealth Weighs In on New Exchange Option

State's health insurance exchange gets $674-million federal grant

Improve Care for Its Own Sake, Not for Safety

Bill Clinton touts so...


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Selected Health Policy and other readings, 1/18

Posted by Timothy McBride on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : Readings 

Some selected articles on health policy

What is Driving Growth in Government Spending? Entitlements, Mostly Health

Harry Reid: Obama Was Willing To Give Up Presidency For Health Care Reform

Small-business owners planning to keep employees under 50 to avoid ACA penalties.

HHS updates Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules

Food Companies' Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet

WashU Economist Talks About How to Fix Medicare

Calif. providers see long fight over...


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How to Fix Medicare? An Interview with the Local St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Posted by Timothy McBride on Friday, January 18, 2013,
a local reporter, James Gallagher, sat down and did a long interview with me to discuss how to reform entitlement programs, focusing mostly on Medicare.  A transcript of some of what we discussed is here:

 http://www.stltoday.com/print/business-section/wu-health-economist-talks-about-fixing-medicare/article_46130c66-b69c-5f76-b9eb-50b8c20814a6.html


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Health Policy Readings, 1/16/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Readings 

A sampling of readings on health policy, economics and other topics, 1/16/13:

Seniors Look For Star Ratings On Medicare Advantage Plans

Delays in Medicaid Pay Vex Hospitals

Behind Double-Digit Premium Increases

The troubling state of America’s health

The 'Obesity Paradox' -- Is It Healthy To Be Overweight?

New website part of push for uninsured to get coverage

Why Aren't Americans Healthier?

The United States needs to see the doctor

Warning Signs of Violent Acts Often Unclear

Who ...


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Health Policy and Health Economics Readings, 1/15/2013

Posted by Timothy McBride on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Readings 

A collection of links to articles on health policy, economics, and other issues…

States Will Be Given Extra Time to Set Up Health Insurance Exchanges 

The rush to digitize patient records has not cut costs

United States of Obesity: How Are States Battling Bulging Health Costs? 

Obesity, lack of insurance cited in U.S. health gap 

Most Cancer Deaths Continue to Drop 

Emergency Departments Are On The Frontline Of The Flu 

NIH launches collaborative effort to find biomarkers for Pa...


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Readings, 1/12/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Sunday, January 13, 2013,
Here are some links to useful health policy, economics and other readings in the press and on other places around the Net...

 MedPAC renews push to end SGR [http://www.modernphysician.com/article/20130111/MODERNPHYSICIAN/301119973 ]

Projected doc shortage is real [http://tinyurl.com/d9ux6xp ]

Downturn Still Squeezes Colleges and Universities [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/business/colleges-expect-lower-enrollment.html]

Medicaid Expansion Opt-Outs and Uncompensated Care [http://www.rwjf....


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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis.