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California Exchange Projects ACA Impact on Health Care Costs

Today’s Managing Health Care Costs Indicator is 30.1% Source California’s Exchange, Covered California, hired Milliman to...

The Machine that Goes Ping

Today’s Managing Health Care Costs Indicator is $130 million I was completing my residency in 1987 when Monty Python's ...

Dementia is expensive –and most of the costs are out of pocket

Today’s Managing Health Care Costs Indicator is $215 Billion The NEJM published an article on Thursday that projected the likel...

Lesson from Other Countries, Part 2

Today’s Managing Health Care Cost Number is 72% This month’s Health Affairs includes a qualitative review of efforts to control c...

Surgical Complications Lead To Higher Hospital Margins

Today’s Managing Health Care Costs Number is $30,000 A research report in today’s JAMA reports that surgical procedures with c...

Mammography Saves (A Very Few) Lives

Health care policy researchers and the evidence-based medical community have long known that the benefits of mammog...

Study: Medicaid reduces financial hardship, doesn’t quickly improve physical health

By Sarah Kliff<p><i>Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon</i> …

Here’s what the Oregon Medicaid study really said

By Ezra Klein<p>The Oregon Medicaid experiment is an academic miracle born out of a human tragedy.<p>A few years back, Oregon found the money to add 10,000 residents to the state’s Medicaid program. The only problem was that there were 90,000 residents who qualified for the program and desperately wanted …

Who Said It: Terry McAuliffe Or A Character From "House Of Cards"?

Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Yep, that was Terry McAuliffe.<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Yep, that was Terry McAuliffe in 1988.<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>Yeah, that was Frank Underwood.<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>That was Frank Underwood.<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>That was Terry McAuliffe. He said it in a 1988 speech on campaign fundraising.<p>Correct!<p>Wrong!<p>…

Terry McAuliffe

As health-care costs slow, IPAB’s launch is delayed

By Sarah Kliff<p><i>Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon</i> …

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The 12% overall decline compared with the first quarter of 2017 was mostly in off-exchange plans.<p>A draft of a proposed rule by the Trump …

Health Care

Obamacare could lower premiums in New York, new study finds

By Sarah Kliff<p>There's pretty widespread acknowledgement that, under Obamacare, many in the individual market will see premiums go up. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged this, as have other top Democrats.<p>This is what happens when insurance plans are required to …

Shots fired from world's first 3D-printed handgun

The world's first gun made almost entirely by a 3D plastic printer has been successfully fired in Texas.<p>The successful test of the plastic handgun, …