If the GOP maintains control of the entire government, the nation's health insurance marketplace would look a lot like the one that existed before passage of the Affordable Care Act.
New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.
Mission Health's approach to driving continuous improvement is best captured by paraphrasing the words of President Theodore Roosevelt: Real progress is won by people who take the next step, not those who theorize about the 200th.
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
A new Netflix documentary shines light on patient experiences with Bayer's permanent birth control device Essure. The company recently said it would stop selling the device in the U.S. at the end of the year.