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TAG: HEALTHCARE REFORM


Reindeer Games

In a fanciful Christmas scenario, we wonder if the election results and a court ruling on Obamacare sets up a cooperative, bi-partisan effort to fix healthcare.

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Outrunning Inertia

Because the likelihood of real, meaningful reform is very low, the game belongs to those who simply win in their local situation, and that should favor bold risk-taking by independent physician practices.

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One Path to Bliss

Our inability to make the hard decisions and sacrifices required to reform the healthcare system will contribute significantly to a major, long term, and severe economic correction in the next decade.

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Isaac’s Falling Apples 

After three months of contemplating what it will take to fix the healthcare system, the cynical conclusion that we lack the necessary political will to make the necessary changes seems inevitable.

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Then There Was One

Until we deal with our dramatic increase in healthcare spending for the elderly, we have zero chance of fixing this industry, and no challenge is more difficult and complex.

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The Black Dog

Mental health is an important, but difficult issue that faces barriers of social stigma, access, reimbursement and co-occurring complexities with many other chronic conditions.

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Life ‘Out There’

One of the really hard problems to solve is how to deliver healthcare to the one in five people who live in rural communities.

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Blowing Stuff Up

Allowing even more competition in healthcare is scary because disruptive change upends parts of the system and raises questions about how certain needs will be met, but the alternative we are pursuing is setting us up for a worse outcome.

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Philosophical Schizophrenia

When firms gain advantages through the political process, their ‘wins’ do not benefit anyone else; but when someone ‘wins’ in a fair market, many others share in the benefit.

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Rent Seeking

Besides radical transparency, a robust market-centric approach to healthcare requires a check on ‘rent seeking’ by large, established firms.

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ALN

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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