#mahealthcarecosts: Massachusetts commission meets

Meet the #MAHPC team: http://pic.twitter.com/ub0YukuYHealth Care For AllFri, Nov 16 2012 06:48:10ReplyRetweetFavoriteMore about the chairman. Altman to head Mass health costs board.Brandeis professor and long-time health policy player, Stuart Altman, will chair the state's new health care costs board.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google Share on LinkedinShare by emailtinkerrr0 likes · 0 commentsCost commission begins work to … Continue reading #mahealthcarecosts: Massachusetts commission meets

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Essay contest — Tell a story about the cost of your health care and win $$$ #hcr #healthreform #aca

Ever feel like your doctor has no sense of the cost of the prescription, treatment or scan he or she is ordering? In an ideal word, doctors shouldn’t take cost into consideration when choosing care. But the health care system doesn’t operate in the real world and often that scan doesn’t represent the best care. … Continue reading Essay contest — Tell a story about the cost of your health care and win $$$ #hcr #healthreform #aca

What’s up with the single-payer health insurance plan Vermont?

Can one state take over its entire health insurance industry? We'll find out in Vermont. Here are some links w/ more details From The Rutland Herald: MONTPELIER — Health care advocates and Democratic politicians on Thursday cheered a Supreme Court decision that preserves the foundation on which Gov. Peter Shumlin plans to build the nation’s first single-payer health … Continue reading What’s up with the single-payer health insurance plan Vermont?

Books by doctors on health reform and beyond

As a freelancer, I’ve been known to grumble about doctors who write. After all, why should they hog the Pulitzers and the pages of The New Yorker when they have perfectly good day jobs? On the other hand, doctors in print often offer us an alternative to the mass-marketed Dr. Oz or the perky, laminated … Continue reading Books by doctors on health reform and beyond

Rounding up the year’s health news

Theirs and ours: You can read Commonhealth's list or listen to it on Radio Boston: Or listen to Carey Goldberg on WBUR MassDevice offers : The top medical device stories of the year, Part I From sweeping regulatory changes promised, but never delivered, by the FDA, to the industry and regulatory backlash against the impending 2.3% … Continue reading Rounding up the year’s health news

Health policy digest takes on reform loopholes and clueless reporters

The latest edition of the roaming digest of health policy blogs; Health Wonks - the SuperHero Edition!!! The deficit battle is on and politicians are in full voice - both in Washington and out on the hustings, where GOP candidates are loudly denouncing health reform as unAmerican and a job killer.  Hipsters and greying hippies … Continue reading Health policy digest takes on reform loopholes and clueless reporters

Occupy Health Care: Boston protesters say Wall Street makes them sick

While health reform may not be at the top of their agenda, some of the Occupy Boston protesters down at Dewey Square had no problem linking the high cost of medical care to their complaints about Wall Street.  Some support Obama’s reforms; others called for a single payer system. But, nearly everyone interviewed had universal health … Continue reading Occupy Health Care: Boston protesters say Wall Street makes them sick