As always, we’re grateful to be included in the prestigious round-up. Our post this week:
Amy Lynn Smith’s overview of gains in health coverage for the LGBT community, thanks to Obamacare. (And if you haven’t checked it out yet, she’s also penned a great piece about the coverage implications of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.
Other great stuff in this week’s edition:
- There’s no such thing as an “Obamacare” health plan – Joe Paduda explains what the Affordable Care Act is and is not.
- Louise Norris takes a look at health insurance rates in Colorado and has some predictions for 2016.
- Brad Flansbaum talks about super-utilizers and how they impact health care delivery for the rest of us.
- Jaan Siderov offers his take on the highly publicized carrier mergers.
- David Harlow offers his take on patient reviews of their physicians.
- Roy Poses explains his beef with former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement of a hepatitis C medication.
- Jason Shafrin digs into the variation in the cost of treating patients with cancer.
- Donald Light writes about the risks versus rewards of certain FDA-approved drugs.
- David Williams writes about the wisdom of capping prices of high-priced specialty drugs.
- Tom Lynch looks at alarming injury rates for home health and personal aides.
- Peggy Salvatore offers her take on the 21st Century Cures Act.
- Mike Feehan explains why – despite popular usage – healthcare and medical care are not the same.
Next up for HWR? Peggy Salvatore hosts HWR over at Health Systems Ed Blog on August 20.
See you then.
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.