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Selected news article links for June 17

Posted by Timothy McBride on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected news article links for June 17:

 Berwick running for Governor

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/don-berwick-massachusetts-governor-92905.html?hp=l12      

 Obamacare: Million Anecdote Baby

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/million-anecdote-baby/?ref=health

 What Sweden can tell us about Obamacare

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/business/what-sweden-can-tell-us-about-obamacare.html?ref=health

 Sequester Hits St. Louis Scientists

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/seq...


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Selected health policy news links, 3/17/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/17/13:

Employers Blast Fees From New Health Law

What Hospitals Charge the Uninsured

Small Businesses Pursue Health Law ‘Loophole’

Squeeze Looms for Doctors

Part D can be a model for Medicare reform

Creating Healthier Communities: Who's Doing It, and How?

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Paying for Value: Replacing Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

AHIP raises c...


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Selected health policy links, 3/11

Posted by Timothy McBride on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/11/13:

Repealing Obamacare is a nonstarter, but many Americans don’t like the law

Ryan calls for both Obamacare repeal and finding ‘common ground’ in budget fight

Research ties economic inequality to gap in life expectancy

Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate

G.O.P. in Arizona Is Pushed to Expand Medicaid

Privatizing the Medicaid expansion: ‘Every state will be eying this.’

The high costs of ...


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Selected health policy news links, 3/6/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/6/13:

The Payoff in Delaying Retirement

Senate leaders optimistic about avoiding shutdown

Spending on Basic Prescriptions Decreases

Study Points to Declining Life Span for Some U.S. Women

House votes to avert shutdown as Obama looks for big deal

Insurers ready to battle Medicare cuts

Smokers can skirt higher premiums

Video Games May Aid Children With Dyslexia

How Economics Can Help You Lose Weight

Star-studded Cli...


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Selected health policy news links, 3/4/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/4/13:

Obama Asks Health Plans to Report Rising Rates

Obama's Lost Leverage

Obama Asks Health Plans to Report Rising Rates

Baby Cured of HIV for the First Time, Researchers Say

Commission advocates ending fee-for-service system

Mooching Off Medicaid

CBO Director Elmendorf's Presentation on Budget to NABE

Republicans (Ryan) revisit Medicare reform to cut spending

Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic (WSJ edi...


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Selected Health News Links, 3/2/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 3/2/13:

Obama Clarifies Part of Health Law

Sequester: Medical researchers should panic, medical providers shouldn’t

Aligning Incentives in Medicaid

Health groups decry sequester; Obama signs order

Reversing the Trend? Understanding the Recent Increase in the Uninsured

Estimates of the Budgetary Effects of Using the Chained CPI for Mandatory Programs and the Taxes

Centene receives notice of intent for California cont...


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Selected health news links, 2/27/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 2/27/13:

Medicare Needs Fixing, but Not Right Now

Cost Estimates for S. 388, the American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013

Medicaid physician pay boost stalled

Panel on Health Care Work Force, Lacking a Budget, Is Left Waiting

Austerity Kills Government Jobs as Cuts to Budgets Loom

States Can Cut Back on Medicaid Payments, Administration Says

The US Public's Health Care Agenda for 2013

Effort to increase rural d...


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Selected health policy news links, 2/21/13

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 2/21/13:

In Reversal, Florida to Take Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion

Rick Scott's Big Reversal

ObamaCare's 'Baby Elephant'

HHS releases rule on insurers' essential health benefits

Health-Plan Details Unveiled

Most plans charge higher-than-quoted premiums

Health care law allows consumers to easily find and compare options starting in 2014

Kids' calorie counts are down from a decade ago

First lady to help state cele...


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Selected health policy news links, 2/6

Posted by Timothy McBride on Friday, February 8, 2013, In : Readings 

Selected links to health policy, economics and other news articles, 2/6/13:

Medicare pay formula may finally get fixed

National health expenditures grow at 4.3% in 2012, 4th consecutive year of record-low growth

Medicare prescription drug savings hit $5.7B

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Projected Medicare Spending Growth

A roundup of what each state's leadership has said about their Medicaid plans

Why Premiums Will Change for People Who Now Have Nongroup Insurance

AARP slams bill t...


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