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Incentivizing health over fee-for-service

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started the Physician Quality Reporting System, or PQRS. PQRS operates on the premise that required reporting of specific delivery-of-care [...]

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Perils of Welfare to Work

Millions of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans through Healthcare.gov and thousands more now qualify for state-sponsored Medicaid services in states that decided to expand the Medicaid [...]

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

ACA Progress Report: What has changed so far?

The first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, with 8 million Americans enrolled by the deadline. The marketplace re-opens in November, though individuals can [...]

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Maybe we don’t need the employer mandate

Source: Moresheth (Flickr / Creative Commons) Although written into law in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for employers to provide health insurance has been delayed and modified [...]

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Double Jeopardy and the Individual Mandate

Source: Keniju (Creative Commons / Flickr) Although studies exist that tout the benefits of the individual mandate on health care costs, data is lacking on how it affects costs for traumatically [...]

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

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