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The Future of Medicine

Primary care physicians – general internists, family practitioners, general pediatricians – are on the verge of extinction. With pressures pushing young physicians toward specialization, a primary care crisis looms. Other workforce [...]

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Redesigning Provider Payment

A recent Health Affairs article explored several options and considerations for converting the current system of provider payments into one where all payments are bundled together for a patient’s entire episode of care. Health care providers are [...]

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

Are mandates constitutional?

We have reviewed other materials from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in regards to . This current review discusses the important legal basis for and potential arguments against the institution of either an employer or individual mandate to [...]

October 1, 2009 // 2 Comments

Health care co-ops

The release of the Senate Finance Committee’s health reform bill includes the establishment of health care co-ops as an alternative to the public option touted in the Senate HELP committee and House health reform bills. A prior analysis from [...]

September 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

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