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The Most Insightful Slice

Our healthcare cost per capita are very different across three tiers of the population, a clear reality, but one that the structure of our delivery system seems to ignore.

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Doing Real Work

Fundamental changes to how care is delivered are required if we are to ever really fix healthcare and not just rework how we may for a broken system.

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Ambling Along

Before moving to changes in the delivery system, the big ideas of the healthcare financing side of the reform equation are summarized.

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So Long, Ma Bell

Five big commercial payers have too much market control inhibit the ability of the market to innovate and find better solutions to our healthcare problem – forced divestiture is in order.

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Burgundy Ties

Overly prescriptive regulations and other mandated factors have resulted in a small number of health plans selling mostly the same product.

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Bribery

Use the tax code smartly to help people better afford the part of the bill they paid directly while also encouraging the smart consumer behaviors that will drive innovation in the market.

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Propping Up the Christmas Tree

The requirement that everyone purchase insurance coverage must be balanced with a dramatic reduction in the minimum requirements for plan coverage in order to lower the price of premiums.

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Drop Anchor

Though conservatives railed hard against the ‘individual mandate’ feature in the Affordable Care Act, requiring everyone to carry some minimal level of coverage is a rational part of an overall funding strategy.

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The Other Half

Employer-sponsored health insurance covers half of the population and needs a much freedom as possible to allow competitive market forces to drive innovation and cost reduction.

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Wait One More Minute

The CBO report forecasts a massive gap in uninsured rates between the Affordable Care Act and the Republican plan because it uses a ‘baseline’ that is not grounded in reality.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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