Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: JULY 2017


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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Wait A Minute

The CBO says the latest Republican plan would leave an additional 22 million people without insurance, but an even cursory review suggests caution should be used in evaluating this forecast.

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Draining the Miscellaneous Bucket

A direct tax to pay for high-risk patients with multiple chronic diseases is preferable to burying the cost of these patients in a general tax or health insurance premiums for the broader market.

 

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Easy Weather Forecasting

The 25% of people with multiple chronic conditions account for 71% of total spending, so solving for this group will yield huge savings and major increases in their quality of life.

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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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