Post Tagged with: "health insurance"

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

mHealth Fitness Trackers Have a Long Way to Go

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October 3, 2014

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A report on a survey regarding wearable fitness trackers arrived in the HealthBlawger’s mailbox this week. An interesting dose of reality, after spending a few days in Silicon Valley recently with a cadre of early adopters.

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Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

The Early Results are In: Obamacare and the Uninsured

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September 1, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE, Salber:

Good news on Obamacare: Uninsured numbers drop – Good news for those of us who favor government-facilitated health insurance coverage.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Deaths of the Unfit Outnumber Survival of the Fittest

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August 23, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, INDUSTRY:

Lisa Suennes, “The Venture Valkyrie” uses Darwin’s theory of Survival of the Fittest to explain business failures

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Solving Sovaldi: David Harlow Talks Value-Based Payment with Cyndy Nayer

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August 9, 2014

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I had the opportunity to speak with Cyndy Nayer, of the Center of Health Engagement, about the issues surrounding this drug and its use, value-based approaches to payment, and the question of whether we are able to solve this problem in our current environment at all.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Obamacare: What About the Working Class and the Middle Class?

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June 22, 2014

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The administration issued a report yesterday that says individuals who selected plans in the federal health insurance exchanges have a post-credit premium that is on average 76% less than the full premium for the plans they selected.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Stuck in the Middle with You: A Report from the Health Evolution Partners Summit

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May 8, 2014

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IT:

The group of people attending this year’s Health Evolution Partners Summit know everything there is to know about how we got into such a healthcare system mess (because they helped create it) and what has got to be tackled to fix it (even if not how to do that exactly)… it is quite a conundrum.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Happiness is a Warm Puppy and a More Productive Employee

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April 20, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE:

Workplace wellness programs have not accomplished what employers hope for, perhaps it is time to roll out workplace happiness programs instead.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Health insurance is not health care

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April 16, 2014

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Clinical Conditions:

“Health insurance is a financial mechanism for paying for health care. It is not the care itself, or even a guarantee of that care.”

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Big Data Comes to Life As CMS Releases Medicare Claims Bonanza

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April 14, 2014

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IT, POLICY:

Transparency of healthcare pricing is a hot topic and it just got hotter. On April 9th, 2014 CMS released Medicare provider-specific payment data for the first time and the Internet is en fuego.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

The Employee Benefits Times, They Are A’Changin’

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March 4, 2014

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Clearly the employee benefits times are a’changin’, to mutilate a Bob Dylan song of old.

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