Expanding State Employee Health Plan to Others May Do More Than Other Options to Expand Insurance Coverage in Connecticut

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3qRhguq on March 31, 2022 at 09:37PM Among options to increase health insurance coverage in Connecticut, making a version of the state’s employee health plan available to small businesses and some other employers would insure the most people at the lowest cost to the state.

MedPAC Got It Wrong (pt 2)

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3DsBO1E on March 31, 2022 at 05:52PM By GEORGE HALVORSON This is the second part of former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson’s critique of Medpac’s new analysis of Medicare Advantage.Part 1 is here. The final part will be published on THCB later this week. Eventually I’ll be doing a […]

Environmental Racism

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3wS6Qyx on March 31, 2022 at 02:37PM Researchers developed an online tool for visualizing the spatial relationships between the discriminatory practice of redlining and exposure to environmental hazards (e.g., pollution, waste sites).

Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Diverse Perspectives as Key for Sustained Innovation

from AcademyHealth Blog at https://bit.ly/3wSY7wj on March 31, 2022 at 02:20PM Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Diverse Perspectives as Key for Sustained Innovation AcademyHealth is eagerly anticipating our first in-person gathering in over two years next week at the co-located Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference. The conference presents an important opportunity to collectively […]

Vertragsärzt:innen und Kliniken für mehr ambulantes Operieren

from HCHE News at https://bit.ly/3IOGz6I on March 31, 2022 at 11:05AM Deutschland weist bei der Ambulantisierung sektorengleicher Leistungen im internationalen Vergleich noch Optimierungspotential auf. Vertragsärzt:innen und Krankenhäuser würden grundsätzlich gerne mehr ambulant operieren, sehen als Haupthemmnis aber vor allem eine unzureichende Vergütung und den Fachkräftemangel. Weniger einig sind sich beide Versorgungsbereiche hingegen bei der Frage, […]

What is the PBS safety net and is it really the best way to cut the cost of medicines?

from The Conversation – health economics at https://bit.ly/3qSC7xB on March 31, 2022 at 06:09AM Shutterstock Earlier access to free or cheaper medicines is on the cards, after a federal budget announcement made earlier this week. Improved access to subsided prescription drugs through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme or PBS will benefit Australians who need multiple medicines […]

Health budget 2022 spends a little on favoured interest groups but misses a chance for real reform

from The Conversation – health economics at https://bit.ly/3DnTMm1 on March 31, 2022 at 03:10AM Luke Jones/Unsplash The 2022 budget is an election-year budget. So stakeholders have been pushing their wheelbarrows up the hill to Parliament House to lobby for extra largesse to flow their way. But while plenty of taxpayers’ money was allocated this year […]