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Health Wonk Review for November 20, 2014

The Turkey Edition

The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at HealthBlawg, and we must say that host David Harlow has gone above and beyond to make this week’s review the kind of thing readers will want to … you know … gobble up.

The edition is clearly a nod to the star of this week’s show (or, like the t-shirt that’s going around, “All about that baste, bout that baste …”). Harlow’s got the turkey-centric graphics, but he explains that the edition is also about “the health care policy decisions (and decisionmakers) that sometimes make us wish we were in more of a stupor … so as to lessen the pain.”

We weren’t surprised to see #Grubergate, among the topics in Harlow’s review, but were relieved that the entire HWR column was not a compendium of Grubergate posts.  (And yes, that list could have included our own post by Harold Pollack.)

There are really some juicy tidbits here for folks like us who hanker for Obamacare fare:

The table is also set with plenty other non-reform posts that look scrumptious (including two posts about Meaningful Use – at Health System Ed and at Mmmm Mmmm.

Anyway, dig in, and we’ll see you next time, when Hank Stern hosts HWR over at InsureBlog on December 4.

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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