Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Maryland has a good start; International comparisons poor +

Maryland health exchange tops 25,000 enrollments in first week

Volunteers needed to help with enrollment.  More data here

Maryland Health Connection: Countdown to Health Coverage (Webinar)  On 12/3, 2-3 p.m. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the benefits and requirements for Marylanders seeking health coverage, as well as what your organization can do to make sure they get the coverage they need.

11-Nation Survey: Older Adults in U.S. Sickest, Most Likely to Have Problems Paying for Care

When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor   The authors argue that there are solutions.  

Medicare’s Public Release of Physician Payment Information  This article talks about the pluses and minuses of this data set.  Lots of potential uses, but more work needed.  



Burwell Soliciting Ideas for ‘Increased Transparency’ at HHS 

Kaiser Health News: Obama Officials Seek To Clarify Abortion Coverage Rules 

Congress Weighs Efforts To Cut Generic Drug CostsGAO Raises Concerns About Spending On New Medicare Programs  



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