Archive for the 'Politics' Category

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. […]

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Is It Time To Revisit Physician Unions?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) isn’t quite one year old but has already had far reaching effects while generating visceral responses from all involved.  For those who were added to the roles of covered individuals..a sigh of relief.  For just about everyone else..retching, headaches, fear and loathing.  From insurance providers and employers […]

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Unites States Budget and Health Care; A Connection?

The president recently unveiled his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.  It makes for some very interesting reading.  The section of the proposal that describes, by item, the increase or decrease and it impact on the deficit is especially fun to review  If you’re interested here’ a link; http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview/. You can review the budget […]

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‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’ Part I

So lets get started. The actual meat of the Senate version of the health care bill starts on page 16. Pages 2-15 are an “index” of section numbers, much like page numbers but with specific reference to certain portions of the text and not an actual page number, per se. My review is based on […]

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Obama’s Health Care 2009

It’s been several months since I typed anything related to health care. Honestly, there truly hasn’t been anything new to write about, but also because I was waiting until the historic moment when our Senators and Congressman made fools of themselves and passed this forest-killing universal health care bill. Not only did they do it […]

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