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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My latest from Health Leaders: disparities, quality & TripleAim

7 Years In, Triple Aim Transcends Jargon Fueled by the financial incentives built into the healthcare reform law, the Institute for Health Improvement's concept is generating meaningful changes in the way healthcare is delivered, research finds. Column: Equitable Healthcare is Quality Care Value-based care brings new urgency to the effort to end disparities in healthcare … Continue reading My latest from Health Leaders: disparities, quality & TripleAim

Harvard and MIT use clinical trials to study health policy #ACA #HCR

A New York Times story on the feds' failure to use randomized clinical trials for health delivery research led us to J-Pal, a joint Harvard MIT program. Here's a link to the group's health page.  J-PAL’s Health Program seeks to promote the important contributions that randomized evaluations can make in understanding how improvements in health … Continue reading Harvard and MIT use clinical trials to study health policy #ACA #HCR

Who says young people don’t care about health insurance? #aca #obamacare

Over at BU's Daily Free Press -- the independent campus paper -- poli-sci/math major Sara Ryan tries signing up for insurance at healtcare.gov.  She too hit some roadblocks,  but had this to say: So, should you care about my little experiment? It demonstrates that the website has potential. It’s not incredibly difficult to use  when it’s operating properly. … Continue reading Who says young people don’t care about health insurance? #aca #obamacare

Buying health insurance under the Accountable Care Act

In the NY Times Jon Kingsdale,  the managing director of the Wakely Consulting Group, which "helped establish the exchanges in Massachusetts" on blocking health reform in the US. And The Globe trails a couple of canvassers trying to get Texans interested in new health insurance options. In this large Republican-leaning state, one in four residents lacks insurance … Continue reading Buying health insurance under the Accountable Care Act

Readmission penalties in Massachusetts hit teaching hospitals

Medscape reports on a JAMA article looking at readmission rates: Ninety-five-bed Falmouth (Massachusetts) Hospital on Cape Cod doesn't have the national reputation of Massachusetts General Hospital, 77 miles to the north in Boston. But the small hospital bests the big teaching hospital in the big city on this point — it's not getting penalized by … Continue reading Readmission penalties in Massachusetts hit teaching hospitals