Thursday, October 18, 2012

Consumer Reports: Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

http://www.consumersunion.org/pub/pdf/healthcare2012.pdf

From Consumer Reports

Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

This is a well done summary of the key provisions of the law that effect consumers.  It does not include the more technical aspects of the law that could lead to improvements in the quality and cost-effectiveness of the health care system.  For those details, see some of the other documents referenced in earlier posts on this blog. For instance, see

http://tinyurl.com/yj7pp82

and

http://healthreformaction.blogspot.com/2010/04/revised-list-of-reform-summaries.html






Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Medicaid managed care and Dual Eligibles

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3848

Moving “Dual Eligibles” Into Mandatory Managed Care and Capping Their Federal Funding Would Risk Significant Harm to Poor Seniors and People With Disabilities 

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which I highly respect, argues that managed care for dual eligibles is premature.