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King v. Burwell: Knowns and Unknowns

Nothing gets a bunch of public health, public policy, and health care economics professionals quite as excited as prediction and speculation on the upcoming Supreme Court case: King v. Burwell. Source: Tim Sackton (Flickr/CC) At the heart of the [...]

March 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Disruption is Neither Good nor Bad”

“The ACA was a disruptive act. Disruption is neither good nor bad.  It is what we make of it.”  –Richard Nathan The popular media has mostly portrayed the Affordable Care Act as a piece of insurance expansion legislation, but many at the [...]

March 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Providing universal health care in America would be easy if it were free. Sadly, that is not the case. All too often, the general public, doctors and researchers are quick to look for new drugs, devices or technologies as a solution to maximize [...]

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Republicans are Intellectually Bankrupt on Healthcare

Sunday night, three Republican Senators attempted to describe their contingency plan if the Supreme Court were to rule for the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell lawsuit over Obamacare subsidies. Unfortunately, their plan is nonexistent. Their letter [...]

March 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

2014 Year in Review

The year began with great news out of Oregon and the release of more data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, one of the two best studies we have on the effect of insurance on health care and costs (the other is the RAND experiment of the [...]

December 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

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