|Date||Author||Post Title||Post Summary||Topics|
|Jun 28, 2010||Dennis Shea, Ph.D.||Reduce Prices, Bend the Cost Curve||You don’t hear much about that idea in discussions of health reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but a significant part of those deficit-reducing savings will come from reductions in payments to Medicare providers...||Costs & Economic Analysis|
|Jun 22, 2010||Joanne Kenen||AGE-ing GRACE-fully||Transitions are one of the weak points in the U.S. health care system. Poor coordination and inadequate communication around transitions is particularly pronounced in the care of frail elderly people with multiple chronic diseases—or maybe an acute illness or injury on top of a whole big bunch of chronic diseases.||Aging | Chronic Disease | Managed Care|
|Jun 15, 2010||Dennis P. Scanlon, Ph.D.||Health Reform and the Role of Community Partnerships in Promoting Quality and Value||
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been signed into law, the key question is whether it will lead to improved quality and better value in health care.
|Health Reform | Public Health|
|Jun 8, 2010||Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D.||Why Was the Health Reform Endgame So Difficult? Ask Ken Arrow.||Certainly now that health reform has been signed into law, most of us are looking toward the future, focusing on the daunting task of implementing this major piece of legislation—perhaps the most significant and wide-reaching piece of social legislation to pass in the last several decades.||Health Policy | Health Reform|
|Jun 1, 2010||Zack Cooper||Does Mandated Insurance Mean More Paternalistic Public Health Policy? Hopefully Not.||In Britain, because the NHS is funded by taxation, everyone in the country is required to pay for the cost of medical care. However, the amount each person in Britain pays into the NHS is not proportional to what they take out in the form of services, medications, and care.||Health Reform | Insurance|