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Shifting Health Care Landscape Changes How Doctors Practice, And For Whom

December 21st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News from the health care marketplace includes changes in how doctors practice -- they are increasingly seeing patients via webcam and working for insurers in insurer-run doctor offices.

Taxing Health Coverage Would Lead Some To Drop It, Survey Finds

December 21st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Proposals to tax health benefits, sometimes touted as a way to help reduce the deficit, could have unintended consequences, according to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

GAO Raises Concerns About Spending On New Medicare Programs

December 21st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The government may be duplicating efforts under several programs and paying for the same services to test new payment and treatment delivery models, a study finds.

Research Roundup: Health Law’s Under-26 Coverage ‘Significantly Increased’ Access To Care; Thousands Of Surgical ‘Never Events’ Occur Each Year

December 21st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Health policy studies and analyses this week come from Health Affairs, the Archives of Surgery, the Urban Institute, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the journal Academic Medicine.

Roundup: Calif. Report Sets 10-Year Health Goals; Conn. Hospitals Plead To Stop Cuts; Colo. Lawmaker Wants State Universal Health Care On Ballot

December 20th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of health policy stories from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina.