For now, though, it’s mud season. All of the snow that has blanketed the ground since December has finally melted–quickly–leading to a sloppy mess. To be frank, the world of health policy is not that different.
Things can change quickly, and they can certainly get messy. Thus, this mud season edition of the Health Wonk Review is presented with the understanding that while things might be a bit of a mess right now, there is hope on the horizon.
And here’s a light sprinkle of what’s in Brad’s health policy “weather report”:
- Is ACA’s open enrollment period the equivalent of monsoon season? It doesn’t have to be, according to Louise Norris.
- HealthBeat’s Maggie Mahar continues to shovel through a seemingly endless flurry of stories about Obamacare ‘victims.’
- Jonena Relth is a much-needed ray of sunshine with her own optimistic forecast about prospects for the nation’s health care system.
- And Linda Bergthold, writing for the healthinsurance.org blog, says the sky is not falling on employer-sponsored health insurance – or if it is, it’s not Obamacare making it fall.
Of course, there’s much more in Brad’s report … and we thank him for doing a great job of breaking down the current conditions, serving up a compelling forecast and smiling into the camera all the while.