Focus on Health

Focus on Health

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A November 7 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation poll found that a majority of people favor a bigger government that provides more health services.

On November 3, Deloitte published an issue brief examining the impact of health care reform on the individual insurance market.

On November 3, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a policy brief on options for dealing with programed cuts in doctors’ fees for Medicare scheduled to take effect on January 1.

On October 28, the Congressional Research Service issued a report on synthetic drugs.

On October 18, the Commonwealth Fund published a study of health quality in the U.S. It finds many shortcomings.

On October 13, the Census Bureau released data on health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S.

On October 10, the National Research Council issued a report on the essential health benefits that insurance plans ought to cover.

On October 7, the Commonwealth Fund published a report on improving equity in access to health care.

On October 5, the Urban Institute published a study on containing the growth of health spending.

A September 30 Employee Benefit Research Institute poll found that making employer-provided health benefits taxable would cause two-thirds of workers to make major changes to their coverage.

I last posted items on this topic on September 30.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column for The Fiscal Times.  Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including his new book: The Benefit and the Burden.

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.