Blues’ Quality Contract Raising Hackles in Massachusetts: Medpage Today

Summary: There’s a huge debate in this country about value-based medicine. Instead of paying for any old procedure, the argument goes, we should be paying for performance: for procedures and practices that generate success in health, in preventive medicine and generally better care. But it’s hard to define what “better” means in many cases. The […]

Surprises in New York A.C.A. enrollments: Oscar’s low, and under-35’s are high

SUMMARY: We were surprised by the companies New Yorkers chose for their insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. New York state residents , like others in states that built their own health-care exchanges, are signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act in bigger numbers than those in states dependent on the […]

The health insurance exchanges: when, where, why? Obamacare and you, Part 4 of our series.

While Congress continues to create cliffhangers over whether the Affordable Care Act will be de-funded, we are continuing with our series on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This is Part 4.  Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here and Part 3 is here. * * * * * When: The exchanges are scheduled […]

Do I really have to buy health insurance? What Obamacare means for you. Part 2 of our series.

Here’s Part 2 of our mini-series on the Affordable Care Act and how the health insurance landscape is changing; Part 1 is here. * * * * * Who has to buy health insurance? Can’t I just ignore the Affordable Care Act? So, who’s going to see their health insurance situation change? The Affordable Care […]