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Decision 2014

The 2014 midterm Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. This may be news to many. Only 52% of the public state that they are paying attention to the election and if previous midterms are any indication fewer than half of American [...]

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Your Boss’ Business?

This post is adapted from with permission. Source: (Flickr / Creative Commons) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks both to expand insurance coverage as well as to ensure that offered plans include substantive benefits, [...]

July 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Health Policy Twitterati 2014

Two years ago, I compiled a list of the most influential health policy thought leaders on Twitter. The methodology was elegantly simple, look back several months and count up the number of times I (@PolicyRx) re-tweeted a user’s comments or [...]

June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back of the Envelope

Recently there have been quite few notable* “back-of-the-envelope” calculations. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment included one which estimated how much expanding Medicaid would increase emergency care spending: A [...]

June 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

To care for him who shall have borne the battle

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, [...]

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

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