This edition could very easily have been dubbed the “Outbreak Edition” with about a third of the posts dedicated to the implications of the recent Ebola outbreak. It was quite interesting how the various bloggers applied their points of view to the crisis:
- Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal assessed the way one Texas Hospital performed in the face of crisis, while
- J. Stephen Morrison at Health Affairs provided his defense of CDC’s response.
- Julie Ferguson of Worker’s Comp Insider made a well-rounded examination of Ebola and worker safety while
- Peggy Salvatore from Health System Ed looked at the nation’s collective reaction to the crisis.
Of course, we’re obsessed with health reform, so we were relieved to find a few solid posts about that as well:
- Charles Gaba (a welcome addition to our list of contributing wonks) had nice piece looking at the face of the health reform debate in Kentucky,
- Joe Pudada at Managed Care Matters weighed in on the impact of the newly insured on the health care delivery system
- and John R. Graham, posting over at NCPA’sHealth Policy Blog writes about health outcomes for folks on Medicaid – and how we can improve those outcomes.
There are also a couple of great posts under the heading of “Healthcare Innovation” and several compelling posts under an “Everything Else” category. Definitely put this edition on your Sunday-morning reading list.
Next up: Jennifer Salopek hosts HWR over at Wing of Zock on November 6.
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.