Health Wonk Review for September 14, 2017

The Neverending Summer of Healthcare Legislation Edition

Whoops. Did you think that the never-ending battle over Obamacare was finally … um … ending? Wrong-o. As Louise Norris hints with the theme of the latest edition of Health Wonk Review, there’s still apparently plenty of time for debate on healthcare.

There’s a little bit of that debate in this week’s edition of Health Wonk Review, but also, it’s a mixed bag: there’s a post about how the relentless attacks on Obamacare may ultimately deliver Single Payer and another post about why children’s health premiums are going up in 2018.

But there are also a whole bunch of other great posts not related to health reform at all: a look at the perils of working as a nurse; a post about possible approaches to reducing opioid abuse and a shocking article about the resurgence of hookworm.

It’s a great collection of posts (so go read it).

Next up: Brad Wright hosts Health Wonk Review on September 28.

Steve Anderson is editor and content manager for, 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.

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