As we look forward to tides rolling in, it’s fairly obvious from this edition that the tides have ebbed a bit on Obamacare blogsmithing. Mr. Stern had just four Obamacare-centric posts to vet out of a dozen posts.
Fortunately – for reform junkies like me – they’re four compelling reads:
- Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal has a timely piece about the tsunami of advertising dollars aimed at changing public perception on Obamacare.
- Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist looks at ACA’s Medicaid expansion – and how it boosted Medicaid enrollment even in non-expansion states.
- Louise Norris explains reference pricing and why it’s “not as scary as it sounds.”
- Harold Pollack, hosting the sweet 16th installment of Curbside Consult for Ours Truly, interviews Sabrina Corlette, from Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute to talk about how ACA’s health insurance marketplaces are working.
And that’s just the reform stuff. There are eight other great reads. (We were drawn like lake flies to the title of The Richdoctor Myth Revisited.)
So kick back on the beach – or wherever – slather on some sunscreen and wonk out.
Steve Anderson is editor and content manager for healthinsurance.org, where he’s been writing about health insurance and health reform since 2008. He’s been fortunate to have worked with a talented team of health policy writers.