Selected health policy news links, 2/6

February 8, 2013

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 to loosen health law's rules on age rating

Why attack snack food in schools?

Lower-Calorie Foods: It's Just Good Business

For Women, Reduced Access to Long-Term Care Insurance

The most depressing graph in the new CBO report

National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce

Centene part of Kansas' effort to curb Medicaid costs

Economic Growth Is Likely to Be Slow in 2013 and Pick Up in Later Years

The Persistence of Racial Resentment

MO Gov Nixon says mental health prevents crime better than guns in classroom

 

Selected health policy news links, 2/2/13

February 3, 2013

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

Health Care’s Trick Coin

Who wants to be a ‘death panelist’?

The invisible health-care panel

When Hospitals Become Killers

Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future

Public strongly supports Medicare, opposes cuts

Paying Doctors for Performance

States rethink high-risk-pool plans

Scaling Telehealth Programs: Lessons from Early Adopters

A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care ...


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Selected health policy news links, 1/31/13

January 31, 2013

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

January 29, 2013

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

January 27, 2013

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

January 26, 2013

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

January 23, 2013

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

January 22, 2013

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

January 21, 2013

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

January 19, 2013

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