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The Latest Health Wonk Review


September 26th, 2014

At Healthcare Lighthouse, Billy Wynne provides this week’s “Thank God It’s Recess” edition of the Health Wonk Review. Billy give us a nice collection of posts, including a Health Affairs Blog post on health insurance reform proposals by Ari Friedman and Siyabonga Ndwandwe.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


September 12th, 2014

At Health Business Blog, David Williams is not ashamed to be a wonk in his September 11 edition of the Health Wonk Review. David highlights many great posts, including “The 125 Percent Solution,” suggested by Jonathan Skinner, Elliott Fisher, and James Weinstein on Health Affairs Blog, which would give consumers and insurers the option of paying 125 percent of the Medicare price for any health care service.

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ACOs, Bundled Payment Lead Health Affairs Blog August Most-Read List


September 12th, 2014

Posts on payment and delivery reform head the Health Affairs Blog top-fifteen list for August. Suzanne Delbanco and David Lansky’s post on accountable care organizations was the most-read post, followed by Tom Williams and Jill Yegian’s post on bundled payment, written in response to an article published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

Next is Health Affairs’ Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil’s post on the five engagements that will define the future of health, drawn from his keynote presentation at the 2014 Colorado Health Symposium. This is followed by Rosemarie Day and coauthors’ post on the private health insurance exchange system.

The full list is below.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


August 15th, 2014

At Wright on Health, Brad Wright offers some health policy insight in his August recess edition of the health wonk review. Brad highlights the Health Affairs Blog post by Jon Kingsdale and Julia Lerche on the “one-two punch” threatening the ACA’s second open enrollment period, as well as a variety of other great posts. 

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Posts On ACA Legal Challenges Lead Health Affairs Blog July Top Ten


August 7th, 2014

Two posts regarding legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act were the most-read Health Affairs Blog posts in August. In the top spot: Tim Jost’s discussion of Supreme Court actions that were arguably at odds with the Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. Next on the list: another post by Jost analyzing two federal appellate court decisions taking conflicting positions on whether consumers may receive premium tax credits under the ACA in states using the federally facilitated exchange.

Number three on the July top-ten list is Suzanne Delbanco’s post on bundled payment, part of her ongoing series on payment reform; Jennifer DeCubellis and Leon Evans’ post on investing in care coordination is next.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


July 21st, 2014

Over at Wing of Zock, Jennifer Salopek offers some fresh thoughts in her “Polar Vortex” Health Wonk Review. Jennifer highlights Health Affairs Blog posts on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by Tim Jost, John Kraemer, and Sara Rosenbaum and coauthors, as well as a slew of other great posts.

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Implementing Health Reform: The Supreme Court Rules on Contraception Coverage (Updated)


June 30th, 2014

On June 40, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and Conestoga Wood Products v. Burwell. The Court’s decision has very important ramifications for religious liberty in the United States, for women’s access to health care, for employers’ and employees’ rights, even for corporate law. Its importance justifies its being released on the final day of the term, an honor usually reserved for only the most notable cases. But unlike the Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius on the last day of its term two years ago, Hobby Lobby does not pose a serious threat — indeed any threat at all — to the Affordable Care Act.

From the perspective of the ACA, the case involves only the application of one particular provision of a regulation to one particular group of employers. The Court’s decision does not invalidate any provision of the ACA. It does not even fully invalidate any regulatory requirement. It simply says that the Department of Health and Human Services must extend to one group of employers an accommodation HHS has already extended to another group.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


June 20th, 2014

Over at Workers’ Comp Insider, Julie Ferguson was “Undeterred by World Cup Fever” from posting a new Health Wonk Review. Among the great posts Julie highlights is Joel Kupersmith’s Health Affairs Blog post discussing the problems of the VA health system.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


April 11th, 2014

Billy Wynne at Healthcare Lighthouse offers this week’s April Fool’s edition of the Health Wonk Review. All of the posts in Billy’s “April Fool’s” edition are an excellent read, including the Health Affairs Blog post by Dean Aufderheide on mental illness in America’s jails and prisons.

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A March Madness Health Wonk Review


March 27th, 2014

Welcome to the “March Madness” edition of the Health Wonk Review. The NCAA college basketball tournament seemed like a natural theme for a health care policy blog post: huge amounts of money floating around in ways that only sometimes correlate with performance, and head-to-head match-ups that can yield results no one expected (though in the tournament those unexpected results produce quicker and more certain changes than is often the case in health care).

We considered illustrating each blog post with pictures of a college basketball team from the author’s home state celebrating a championship, but we thought better of that after seeing this cautionary tale. So let’s get to the great collection of posts from our Wonkers.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


March 14th, 2014

Brad Wright at Wright on Health offers this week’s edition of the Health Wonk Review. His “Mud Season Edition” is an entertaining read and includes a Health Affairs Blog post by Suzanne Delbanco on pay-for-performance.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


February 28th, 2014

David Harlow at HealthBlawg offers this week’s edition of the Health Wonk Review. All of the posts in David’s “In Like A Lion” Review reward reading, including the Health Affairs Blog post by Mark McClellan and coauthors at Brookings on how to pay for Medicare physician payment reform.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


February 17th, 2014

You can find the latest Health Wonk Review at HealthInsurance.org Blog. Among the posts in Steve Anderson’s entertaining”Be Mine” edition: the Health Affairs Blog post by Marc Berk and Zhengyi Fang looking at the characteristics of the young uninsured.

This is the third Wonk Review of the year. On January 16, David Williams started the year with a “Half Glass” edition at Health Business Blog. Brad Wright followed up on January 30 with “The New Wright on Health” edition” at Wright on Health.

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Views From the Hospital Executive Suite Leads Health Affairs Blog December Top Ten


January 9th, 2014

Since the majority of Americans believe the Affordable Care Act will have a negative impact on the health care system, it’s no surprise Andrew Steinmetz, Ralph Muller, Steven Altschuler, and Ezekiel Emanuel‘s post about hospital executives’ largely positive view of health care reform was the most-read post on Health Affairs Blog in December. Next on the list, for the third month in a row, was James Rickert’s discussion of patient-centered care, followed by Timothy Jost‘s post on exemptions from the individual mandate and Mary Ersek and David Stevenson‘s post on challenges and opportunities of integrating palliative care into nursing homes, the first in a series on palliative care.

The full list appears below.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


December 23rd, 2013

Last week, Julie Ferguson closed out the year for the Health Wonk Review with a “Letters to Santa” edition at Workers’ Comp Insider. Among the posts Julie includes: Tim Jost’s Health Affairs Blog analysis of the November enrollment numbers for Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


December 10th, 2013

You can find the latest Health Wonk Review at Healthcare Economist. Jason Shafrin offers a nice collection of posts, including a Health Affairs Blog post by Rick Curtis and John Graves noting the significant enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges that will continue after the conclusion of open enrollment.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


November 22nd, 2013

Over at InsureBlog, Hank Stern presents the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review. Hank’s “pre-Thanksgivukkah” Review offers a great collection of posts, including Tim Jost’s Health Affairs Blog post analyzing President Obama’s “administrative fix” for policy cancellations in the individual market.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


November 14th, 2013

A belated shout-out to last week’s Health Wonk Review, ably hosted by Brad Wright at Wright on Health. Brad collects a number of great posts, including David Muhlestein’s Health Affairs Blog examination of the reasons for slower growth in Accountable Care Organizations.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


October 11th, 2013

Joe Paduda has this week’s Health Wonk Review up on Managed Care Matters. Joe includes two Health Affairs Blog posts in his impressive collection of posts: Daniel Schuyler’s post predicting a rough start for the health insurance exchanges and examining whether they will work in the longer run, and Maribeth Shannon and Jen Joynt’s look at the divergence between hospital charges and payments and available policy responses.

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The Latest Health Wonk Review


October 2nd, 2013

A belated tip of the hat to the Health Wonk Review posted by Peggy Salvatore last week at Healthcare Talent Transformation. Peggy presents a nice collection of posts, including Tom Lee’s Health Affairs Blog “Contributing Voices” post on the crucial role of patient experience measurements.

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