Time to Start Over!

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2tufZwB on June 30, 2017 at 05:27PM By STEVE FINDLAY The CBO’s analysis of the House and Senate health bills should kill them both—permanently. Republicans should go back to the drawing board and work with Democrats in both the House and Senate to achieve bipartisan fixes to the ACA/Obamacare marketplaces for 2018 […]

Should Republicans support Unions?

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2sYKLgH on June 30, 2017 at 02:42PM I’m not talking about civil unions (that topic is for another blog)…but instead actual trade unions. Compared to Democrats, Republicans have been relatively pro-business and anti-union for many years.  However, The Atlantic has an article making the case that Republicans should become more pro […]

CER Making Its Mark in Health Care Marketplace

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2tqISKh on June 29, 2017 at 06:34PM Although comparative effectiveness research (CER) is still a relatively recent scientific discipline, its rapid expansion has helped thrust it into the spotlight. International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Wilke says a core principle of CER […]

Onwudiwe: Challenges Ahead for Medical Device Companies in Value-Based Model

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2skQuyJ on June 29, 2017 at 05:04PM As the health care industry seemingly continues its paradigm shift toward a more value-based model, the future of medical devices and how their strategies will evolve has become an important topic. Companies which create medical devices, according to Dr. Nneka Onwudiwe, […]