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The New York Times reports that Hospitals fear they may bear the brunt of Medicare cuts. I should hope so! But not because they are wildly profitable at the expense of efficiency and innovation elsewhere.
Insurers are beginning to grumble about the state-by-state variation in Exchange design as implementation bears down on the industry. Fierce Health Payer has a quick summary of the griping here. While I can’t blame them for their frustrations (hey, we have to figure out all 50, too!) I do wonder how they would feel about the alternative: a national exchange whose model may not adequately recognize the dramatic differences in how care is delivered by geography, demography, provider culture, et al. Just look to the Medicare Advantage program and its challenges thus far in creating a quality rating system that does not properly account for the challenges in caring for a rural population.
Our long national stimulus for political consultants and media companies has finally ended. What do we have to show for it? An electoral map that is still nearly identical to the national schism during the Civil War, a lot of BuzzFeed slide shows, a “theater of the absurd” moment as Karl Rove blew up Fox’s coverage and Megyn Kelly’s legs literally ran away… and for some, a hangover of epic proportions.
As you have likely heard, Romneycare no, Obamacare, no, the ACA has been upheld by the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote with the liberal block. Health policy implications aside, there are some truly delicious politics here: