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Volume 7, Number 15
April 15, 2010


In the Spotlight

ObamaCare is the Law of the Land. What now?
Four prominent policy experts discuss the implications of health care reform

Paul Howard, Medical Progress Today, 4-15-10

From the Editor:

In this special edition of Medical Progress Today's Innovative Ideas podcast series, we've highlighted four recent interviews with leading health care experts discussing the impact that ObamaCare will have on the U.S. economy, health care inflation, and health insurance—and how policymakers should consider reforming the worst aspects of the legislation.
Continue reading . . .


· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid — Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

More Research>>

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ObamaCare is the Law of the Land. What now?

Podcast Series

"The presumption with the credit agencies has always been that the US will get its act together, slow the growth of spending, and it will get rid of these large deficits. If we pass this [health care] bill, we will have taken a decisive step in the wrong direction."
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

"As the [health] bill evolves and more things are added to it . . . I think it becomes a different dynamic of what the U.S. can actually afford and then maybe a high deductible health credit is our only way out to keep some sort of a lid on [costs] without it exploding."
Stephen T. Parente

"The way that the [health care] legislation is implemented could have a real impact on whether we can have market-based reforms in the future . . . And I hope that in the implementation process, you see a lot more transparency and give consumers options."
Tevi Troy

"What we should try to work for under the existing regulation is to try to make sure that regulations are developed that really emphasize and preserve state and regional flexibility so that we don't end up having a system where under some mechanism the different state and regional exchanges are taking orders from Washington."
Scott Harrington


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