Monthly Archives: April 2006

Health Wonk Review #5

I’ve been travelling and so missed the release of Health Wonk Review #5 on April 20. Never too late to check out this overview of health policy commentary and analysis from the health blogosphere. Click here to see the latest. … Continue reading

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WSJ Tests US Interest in MA Health Reform

Today’s Wall Street Journal contains results of national polling that tests US public support for the new MA health reform approach. Here’s the proposal respondents were asked to rate: “Make it mandatory for every person to have health insurance. People … Continue reading

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MA Health Reform as National Model? Not in California

The California Health Care Foundation just released a report estimating a $9.4 billion cost to implement the MA health reform model in the Golden State, $1450 per uninsured resident. Not likely to be a winning formula. Click here for the … Continue reading

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A Business Voice for Guaranteed Issue

I’ve previously recommended the Health Business Blog written by Boston-based David Williams at MedPharma Partners. One of the best of a good crop of health policy blogs. In response to Monday’s Healthy Blog on Gov. Romney, the Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading

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Kudos to House of Reps on Immigrant Health Care

In the midst of all the health reform veto overrides, let’s take a minute to salute the House for overriding Gov. Romney’s veto of restored health benefits for elderly and disabled legal immigrants (section 27). In this season of immigrant … Continue reading

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The Uninsured Move Up the Income Chain

New study from the Commonwealth Fund shows that the proportion of folks earning between $20K and $40K without health insurance is rising fast. This is the new frontier of the uninsured — folks in the “near poor” and lower middle … Continue reading

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Darn! We Criticize Romney Again…

Just when we were so proud of ourselves for agreeing with Mitt (see Monday’s post on guaranteed issue), here we go again! Read and weep in today’s Kaiser Daily Briefing: Romney in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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