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A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

April 9, 2012 by

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Some interesting economics issues in this story from The Lund Report. What if you offered an insurance benefit that raises premiums, but no one uses the insured benefit? Last June the Portland City Council unanimously approved the new benefit joining Multnomah County and San Francisco April 2, 2012 – None of Portland’s city employees or […]

Limited Benefits, Massive Costs of Medicaid Expansion in Oregon

December 28, 2011 by

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h/t Eric Fruits for bringing our attention to this post. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has recently conducted a study of the costs of the 2008 expansion of Oregon’s Medicaid program that added 10,000 new, previously disqualified low-income adults to the program. The offering was so popular (90,000 applications for 10,000 spots) that […]

Oregon’s healthcare “transformation”: What is a Coordinated Care Organization, and will it save money?

December 27, 2011 by

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Oregon’s governor has a plan to “transform” the delivery of health care in the state.  At first blush, it seems that the state will jettison its experiment with the Oregon Health Plan that made headlines two decades ago with its rationing of services. It looks more and more likely, however, that the new plan will look much […]

Barry’s Cousin Pans Obamacare

November 29, 2011 by

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A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Milton R. Wolf yesterday ripped Obamacare and one of its leading proponents, Dr. Donald M. Berwick. The good doctor has recently been dumped by the Obama administration – not because he’s a socialist, but because he made it clear. The most open and transparent administration in the history of the country simply can’t abide […]

Barry's Cousin Pans Obamacare

November 29, 2011 by

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A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Milton R. Wolf yesterday ripped Obamacare and one of its leading proponents, Dr. Donald M. Berwick. The good doctor has recently been dumped by the Obama administration – not because he’s a socialist, but because he made it clear. The most open and transparent administration in the history of the country simply can’t abide […]