Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

The Republican Response to Obamacare

For years, Republicans have campaigned to repeal Obamacare. The biggest question in their campaign is what to replace it with. One year ago, Republicans unveiled the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act (Patient CARE).  Now, the Republicans have a new plan.   What’s in the new plan?  The Healthcare Economist reviews the highlights. No […]

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Do Republicans actually Like ObamaCare?

Joe Paduda has some interesting points: “requiring insurers accept all applicants is favored by most Republicans (according to Politico) but a) some senior Republicans hate the idea and b) there’s zero consensus re how to actually make that work. Do they forbid upcharging for older/sicker people? Adopt some form of risk-adjustment and/or financial transfer among/between insurers based […]

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The Republican Response: The Healthcare Economist’s Take

Yesterday I game my evaluation of President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Today, I analyze the Republican Response. All Americans agree, we need a health care system that is affordable, accessible, and high quality.  Cheap and high quality, who wouldn’t agree with that proposition?  Figuring out how to get there is the problem. But […]

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