Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Supreme Court Decision Announcement Nears

The Supreme Court has made its decision on the Affordable Care Act, and the date is yet to be announced when it will be made public. This article from The Hill, lays out some possible options around decisions but the last paragraph is most pertinent, regardless of the decision(s): Like the children’s book series Choose Your Own Adventure, all of …

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When high-cost care adds no benefit

Two articles appeared over the weekend on the issue of cost and medical value. First, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D. wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times titled, “In Medicine, Falling for Fake Innovation.” He writes that the federal health reform law will quash, “pseudo-innovation — a technology that increases costs without improving patients’ health.” But adds: The Affordable Care Act …

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The New (Ab)normal

The New (Ab)normal The great American road trip is an essential part of most summers. And it wouldn’t be complete without stopping off for a bite to eat along the way. But, not only are healthy options on the highway often hard to find, the amount of food we’re served has gotten a lot bigger. Even off the highway, in …

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Reports Offer New Data on Health Care Costs

The four articles introduced below should slake your thirst for updated health care cost data. Individual Health Policies Fall Short, a Study Finds First, A study published online Wednesday in Health Affairs was summarized in The New York TImes by Reed Abelson: More than half of all medical insurance policies sold to individuals now fail to meet the standards of coverage set …

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They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

We’re Not Done Yet! When we launched the Archimedes Movement in January 2006, with a bold vision of Oregon leading the way on reform, we knew it would take time. That’s why we focused on building a ‘movement’ not a campaign. Six Years Later When the Governor announced that Oregon would receive $1.9 billion dollars to support the development of Coordinated …

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