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Volume 8, Number 16
April 21, 2011


In the Spotlight

Offer Uninsured More Plans

Paul Howard, Albany Times Union, 4-19-11

New York desperately needs more affordable health insurance options, particularly in the individual insurance, or direct-pay market. With President Barack Obama's landmark health care law, the Affordable Care Act, going more fully into effect in 2014, New York has an opportunity to open up its insurance market.
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· 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

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Offer Uninsured More Plans


Building a Market-Based Health-Insurance Exchange in New York
by Paul Howard

Podcast Series

In this edition of Innovative Ideas, Paul Howard interviews Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute about Obamacare and what it means for various entitlement programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

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"The debate we're having right now about entitlement policy is so important, because we're looking at who's really going to control these decisions is it going to be Washington bureaucrats as Obamacare not only does but doubles down on, or are we going to do as Paul Ryan and the House Republicans have proposed and move this into a much more flexible program that gives doctors and patients more controls, that forces the marketplace to begin to innovate around solutions that give people more value, more transparency in cost, greater efficiency, better coordinated care, all the things that the marketplace can do that we know Washington just doesn't do well." Grace-Marie Turner

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