How Much Is Obamacare Raising Your Insurance
Rate? Depends on Which State You Live In.
“I put the most credence in what insurers do, not what they say,” said Nichols. “I see United [Healthcare] and others entering exchanges they avoided in 2014. This is a collective judgment that these markets are working, contradicting the cassandras once again. Rather loudly, actually. Actions don’t lie, or spin.”
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Is it Time for Comprehensive Competitive Pricing in Medicare?
One of the most promising options to address the serious financial problems Medicare faces is comprehensive competitive pricing (CCP). Under CCP, the Medicare program accepts bids for the entitlement benefit package, and then uses those risk-adjusted bids to determine the government’s contribution to a basic set of benefits. On Monday, June 9th, at the ARM in San Diego, the panelists will describe CCP and its effects on the fairness and efficiency of the Medicare program, discussing the economic and political implications of this major reform.
• Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
• Robert Coulam, Simmons College School of Management
• Len Nichols, George Mason University
Chair: Bryan Dowd, University of Minnesota
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Kalahn Taylor-Clark presents at the Public Health Services Research (PHSR) Interest Group meeting in San Diego.Newsroom, Presentations Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Dr. Taylor-Clark, Senior Advisor for the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, took part on a panel presenting The Transforming Health System at the Public Health Services Research (PHSR) Interest Group meeting in San Diego. PHSR is part of the AcademyHealth Annual Research (ARM) Meeting being held June 8- 10th in San Diego.
Find PHSR Interest Group info here: 2014 Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Meeting