Friday, January 23, 2009

Health Care Reform Update: Debate warming up

More analysis and speculation this week.

Wall Street Journal suggests healthcare debate will launch in March with a “major event.”

Analysis from conservative circles suggests that, when it comes to health care reform, cutting costs and creating jobs may be mutually exclusive.

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January 23, 2009

Getting There from Here
Atul Gawande
The New Yorker
January 26, 2009

Many would-be reformers believe that a new system will be far better for most people, and that those who would hang on to the old do so out of either lack of imagination or narrow self-interest.

Link: New York Times blog, “How Should Obama Reform Health Care?,” January 19

Great Expectations — The Obama Administration and Health Care Reform
Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D.
New England Journal of Medicine
January 22, 2009

The political barriers to reform remain immense. The Obama administration has an agenda crowded with other priorities — the economy, taxes, Iraq, Afghanistan, energy policy — and a failure on health care reform could sap its political capital.

WSJ: Health Care Reform Is On Deck
Healthcare Blog
The New Republic
January 21, 2009

The incoming administration plans to move fast on his proposal to overhaul the health-care system, with a major event at the White House, likely in March, two Obama officials said. There, members of Congress and interest groups will hold a working session of sorts to launch the debate

The Fallacy of Health Care Reform as Economic Stimulus
Robert Book
Heritage Foundation
January 16, 2009

Health care reform might reduce health care costs, or it might create new health care jobs, but it cannot do both simultaneously.



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