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State of the Union 2015: A Healthcare Review

The Healthcare Economist’s annual tradition is upon us. I review the President’s State of the Union address, identify all healthcare related comments, and provide commentary.  So without futher ado… And in the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage. The President pats himself on the back for the […]

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2014 State of the Union: A Healthcare Review

As is an annual tradition, below is the Healthcare Economist’s blow-by-blow commentary of all healthcare-related statements made by the President in his State of the Union address. Michelle’s Let’s Move partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years – an achievement that […]

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2013 State of the Union: A Healthcare Review

What did the President’s speech say about health care? Today I give a review. On Medicare, I’m prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of health care savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission. What does Simpson-Bowles propose?  Here is a list: […]

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2012 State of the Union: Healthcare Edition

The full text of the State of the Union is here.  Lots of blogs are analyzing at the State of the Union address, but the Healthcare Economist will examine the President’s health-related remarks. Healthcare-Related Comments Medical R&D:“We’ll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology -– (applause) — an investment that will strengthen […]

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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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Obama’s State of the Union Address: The Healthcare Economist’s Take

Below are healthcare-related excerpts from President’s Obama’s State of the Union Address with my comments afterward. Now let’s be clear – I did not choose to tackle this issue to get some legislative victory under my belt. And by now it should be fairly obvious that I didn’t take on health care because it was […]

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