Archive for July, 2011

Accountable Care Organizations; Die, Die, Die!!

The Final rule making regarding ACO’s (Accountable Care Organizations) was released in March. Since then, no further detailed information has emerged. It appears to be an almost identical version of what was originally released in the ACA. I can’t understand why it took so long for people to review and begin digesting the ACO model. […]


A Fat Tax We Can All Live With

Arizona’s governor, Janice Brewer, announced last April the state’s intention to consider a “fat tax” for overweight individuals on Arizona’s Medicaid roles.  The tax would cost $50 per year and only be levied on childless adults.  According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), approximately 25% of the state’s Medicaid recipients are overweight.  The tax […]