A Harvard panel makes prediction for the the future of the Affordable Care Act #HCR

https://youtu.be/AwTJtaozvbI The Panel Robert Blendon Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Sheila Burke Chair, Government Relations and Public Policy Group, Baker Donelson, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Lanhee Chen Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Director of Domestic Policy Studies … Continue reading A Harvard panel makes prediction for the the future of the Affordable Care Act #HCR

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WBUR: Help for stressed out college students

Nice post from WBUR's Commonhealth on how  college students help keep each other  straight. As a college student, I often feel surrounded by people who are stressed and struggling with their mental health. I’ve seen and helped with multiple breakdowns and crises when on-campus counseling services were not available, not sure how much I can … Continue reading WBUR: Help for stressed out college students

In #Maine, transparency and cooperation lead to high #health care #quality scores

From Health Leaders Media, by Tinker Ready ...Maine seems to have made some moves over the years that allowed it to ease into in the era of mega-measurement. For one thing, the state began wrestling with quality measures more than a decade ago. In 2005, the state employee health plan began rewarding high quality hospitals … Continue reading In #Maine, transparency and cooperation lead to high #health care #quality scores

What’s a #highriskpool?

From Kaiser Health News series"Sounds Like a Good Idea" Sounds Like A Good Idea? High-Risk Pools By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying High-risk pools are a key concept that helped House Republicans pass their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. That bill, the American Health Care Act, which still must pass the Senate to become law, … Continue reading What’s a #highriskpool?

Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Register to attend in Boston  See Boston Science and Engineering Lectures page for more events this week 4:30 - 6:30.  "Income Inequality and Health in America."  Boston University U:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street. Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has … Continue reading Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Harvard, STATnews hold forum on “21sth Century Cures Act” #research #FDA #NIH

  The Harvard Gazette, the school's in-house newsletter, has a summary of the forum. A video will be available here at some point or find it on Facebook Live. Note that NEJM editor Jeffrey Drazen said “The NIH is undergoing a slow strangulation,...Money is what drives research. You need the resources when you have an idea.” … Continue reading Harvard, STATnews hold forum on “21sth Century Cures Act” #research #FDA #NIH

Report to call for state #oversight of #hospital rates in #Massachusetts

A little noticed story about a little noticed report. From the Globe: In an effort to tackle one of the biggest challenges to the Massachusetts economy, members of a special state commission on Tuesday called for regulating the growth in hospital rates to contain health care costs. Commissioners said the Division of Insurance should have … Continue reading Report to call for state #oversight of #hospital rates in #Massachusetts