William Pewen of Washington D.C. writes that legislative language on a GOP plan has long been absent, since an assessment of fiscal and coverage impacts by the Congressional Budget Office would prove devastating.
Regarding the Feb. 13 feature story “No experience necessary”: This is about one of the classic middle-market monopolies. Group purchasing organizations' clandestine practices are not suited for modern day logistics.
Orlando Portale of San Diego writes to say that what is needed in healthcare reform is political balance and a privately financed option
Howard Lamplugh of Media, Pa., writes to ask that we give Trump administration more time to fix the ACA, and other letters
Dr. J. Timothy Ames of Portage, Indiana writes that one of his own health goals is to not have his personal information shared with the entire healthcare industry.
Regarding the article “GOP lawmakers eye cuts in 'optional' Medicaid benefits” (ModernHealthcare.com, Jan. 13), the trouble with block grants, reducing benefits or eligibility, or even reducing prescription drug prices is that they do nothing to solve the underlying problems.
Regarding the Jan. 9 editorial “The high-deductible plan trap” (p. 24), the Affordable Care Act is the epitome of a high-deductible health plan.
The medical technology industry always recognized that the ACA's medical device tax was an ill-conceived policy that would lead to negative impacts on jobs, patient care and innovation, says Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of Advanced Medical Technology Association.
Valued-based payment models are the only way to deliver the high-quality affordable care our patients deserve, says Roy Guharoy, vice president of clinical integration and chief pharmacy officer of Ascension.
Those who still have any modicum of health insurance as we once knew it have no say in the changed health cost structure that has transformed the system into an economic enigma, says Michael Singer of Chicago.
The merger actually lowered costs and improved quality, says Michael Young, President and CEO of PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg, Pa.
Regarding the article “When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive,” as long as physicians are seen purely as the economic engines of healthcare, as “producers,” where value and worth is equated purely to production and productivity, burnout will be rampant.