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2010

2011 and the future of health reform

December 31, 2010 – It's hard to feel good about the way Congress finally passed those provisions into law. We're as disheartened about the way Congress… Read more

Health reform’s individual mandate

December 22, 2010 – Democrats have, so far, missed a great opportunity to sell the individual mandate by tapping into the Republican theme of personal… Read more

Are you really ready to enroll in Medicare?

November 18, 2010 – Most folks are confused by all of the health insurance options. But as confusing as that is it doesn't – in our opinion – hold a candle… Read more

GOP shouldn’t undo Obamacare

November 3, 2010 – It doesn't take a political wizard to understand that health reform will hit a brick wall as a result of the election results. The brick… Read more

The data says, ‘physician, heal thyself

October 27, 2010 – When it comes to physicians and the way they're reimbursed by Medicare, there's plenty to debate – even among… Read more

GOP pollster to party: zip it

October 15, 2010 – Republicans are dreaming if they think voters will uniformly reject each and every one of the provisions of health reform that have already… Read more

Keep … uh … MY hands off my benefits

August 31, 2010 – It's just one more interesting twist in the never-ending health reform saga. On the one hand, a recent poll shows that public support… Read more

Meet my mother, the death panel

August 4, 2010 – Mom's advanced care consultation felt nothing like any "death panel." If anything, it was a "life-affirming" panel. She was my advisor… Read more

CEO gives health insurance industry an “F”

August 3, 2010 – We know it’s stating the obvious to say that the health insurance industry was not pleased by the outcome of the battle over health… Read more

Just what the patient ordered?

July 23, 2010 – When you start talking about the recently passed health reform legislation, there’s a good chance you’re headed for an… Read more

A country with real death panels

July 16, 2010 – This story in The New York Times reminded us of the old saw about the guy who felt bad about not having shoes until he met a man with no… Read more

Administration promotes ACA via Web site

July 15, 2010 – Say what you will about the recently passed health reform legislation – good or bad – but you can’t say that its supporters are… Read more