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Health Wonk Review for September 12, 2013

  Read archived editions of Health Wonk Review. The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is up over at Boston Health News. Tinker Ready put together a great review of the latest health policy blog posts … and dedicated this edition to health data. An excellent collection of posts follow that theme … a Health Business […]

September 13, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for August 15, 2013

The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at Health Business Blog and according to host David E. Williams, the hot summer days haven’t slowed the production of hard-hitting health policy opinion.

August 15, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for June 5, 2013

Jason Shafrin, over at the Healthcare Economist, took a game show approach to the most recent edition of the Health Wonk Review and we must say, we like it (and not just because it include our post, Rate shock is a crock, by insurance industry watchdog Wendell Potter).

June 13, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2013

Brad Wright, over at Wright on Health, has one of the most compelling editions – heck probably THE most compelling edition – we’ve seen posted for Health Wonk Review.

May 28, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for May 9, 2013

This week’s edition focuses on decreasing health care costs. Maggie Mahar blogs about breast cancer awareness. The latest greatest edition of Health Wonk Review is live over at Managed Care Matters and, as host Joe Paduda notes, it’s all about health care cost trends, reform implementation. This edition includes a collection of posts speculating about the […]

May 9, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for March 28, 2013

In case you missed it last week, the latest edition of Health Wonk Review is live. This week, it’s hosted by Julie Ferguson over at the Workers’ Comp Insider.

April 3, 2013

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The ‘wild ride’ ahead for Obamacare

Harold Pollack talks with Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic about the “wild ride” ahead for the Affordable Care Act, now that it’s survived a fierce Congressional battle, a Supreme Court challenge and the recent Presidential election.

February 15, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for January 31, 2013

Maggie Mahar provides a round-up of some of the most provocative healthcare posts of the past two weeks in this edition of Health Wonk Review.

January 31, 2013

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How I became a health policy wonk, my favorite policy charts, and what’s ahead for health reform

Harold Pollack talks with blogger Aaron Carroll about how he became a policy wonk, about his favorite health policy charts and the road ahead for health reform.

January 11, 2013

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Health Wonk Review for January 3, 2013

In case you missed it, the most recent edition – the “Baby New Year Edition” of Health Wonk Review is on the virtual stands.

This week, it’s over at Wright on Health, and Brad Wright has done a great job of packing it full of great hard-hitting health policy opinion.

January 6, 2013

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Latest Obamacare news & opinion

Obamacare open enrollment window

Fixing Obamacare’s broken window

Spreading out open enrollment would allow carriers and exchanges to maintain level…


The dental crisis that’s driving patients away

When increasing numbers of Americans cross the Mexican border to see a dentist ... you…


Health Wonk Review for April 10, 2014

Billy Wynne put together a great edition of Health Wonk Review over at Healthcare…

exchanges too big to succeed

Exchanges: too big to succeed?

This is the time for brainstorming, but how much are we willing to change? Could we…

Republican policy fail ACA

Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the exchanges?

Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I…

uninformed Florida Obamacare

Can Obamacare work even better?

I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person.…


Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford…

repeal Obamacare 2014

Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you…

Health Wonk Review March Madness

Health Wonk Review for March 27, 2014

If you're one of those health policy diehards, definitely head over to the Health Affairs…

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Know your health insurance exchanges

The ACA-created health insurance exchanges will be up and running in days, and while…

ACA Basic Health Program

Affordable Care Act’s Basic Health Program

Starting this year, the Basic Health Program, a provision of the Affordable Care Act,…

ACA owners manual

Getting the most from your new insurance

The media have focused on the cost of the monthly premium. How much would you contribute…

SHOP exchanges

How SHOP exchanges help small businesses

The unprecedented advantages offered by ACA's SHOP exchanges truly make the law a game…

avoiding scams in the aca marketplace

Avoid scams while shopping for insurance

The health insurance marketplaces (commonly referred to as exchanges) are set to open in…

cost-sharing subsidies

The ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies

While the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies help pay the cost of the health…

Individual health insurance.

Individual health insurance

If you are self employed, or if your employer does not offer health insurance, you'll…

Will you owe an Obamacare Penalty?

Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the…

Obamacare's essential benefits

Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each…

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