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Health Wonk Review for April 23, 2015

The Everything-PPACA Edition

Joe Paduda over at Managed Care Manners took the helm for the latest edition of Health Wonk Review and – much to our delight – he’s dedicated the edition to the PPACA (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for those who may have forgotten).


Paduda included seven posts under the subhead PPACA:

Medicare …

  • Louise Norris and Jason Shafrin both took a look at the passage of the bipartisan fix for Medicare physician reimbursement. Norris, writing for the re-launched, offers her take on the much-heralded legislation and its implications for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Shafrin has his own assessment, pointing out the the legislation adds $141 billion in additional costs over the next decade while simplifying programs intended to reward top-performing docs.

… and beyond

Last, but as they say, “not least” in this week’s edition:

It’s all good stuff. Happy reading!

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See you then.

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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