March 24, 2010

Health Reform Roundup

We've compiled a variety of resources on the health care reform developments this week:

First stop, see Joe Paduda's excellent analysis of Health Reform's implications for workers' comp, part 1, part 2 and part 3. Joe's expertise in the inner workings of the medical side of workers comp make this a must-read.

In the National Underwriter, Arthur D. Postal gets insurer reactions to bill passage: Insurers Decry Health Bill for Lack of Cost Restrictions

Insurance Journal looks at the various suits filed by 12 state Attorneys General which challenge the constitutionality of reform: How States Are Responding to Healthcare Reform Law and Republican Attorneys General Pursue Sovereignty Claim Against Health Bill

Law Professor Mark D. Hall, J.D. offers his thoughts on the constitutionality of mandating health insurance at The Health Care Blog.

At the Washington Post, Ezra Klein explains how the exchanges work. Also see How big is the bill, really?

Jaan Sidorov at Disease Care Management Blog Has a multi-part post focusing on What the Health Reform Bill Says About Prevention, part 2

Tinker Ready does a local roundup over at Boston Health News: Health reform: How's it playing in Mass?

At Healthcare Economist, Jason Shafrin samples the international reaction.

At Gooznews, Merrill Goozner talks about the the reinvention of social progress and notes the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which requires more transparency about payments that drug and device companies make to doctors.

For employers, Anne Freedman of Human Resource Executive suggests that uncertainty reigns. While most changes for employers won't be in effect until 2014 to 2018, she outlines some changes that go into effect this year.

Consumer Corner
The New York Times Prescription blog answers reader questions on the Health Care overhaul -

At Kaiser Health News, Phil Galewitz offers a Consumers Guide to Health Reform. Kate Steadman and Julie Appleby talk about the immediate effects of the Health Reform Bill.

The Washington Post offers a cost calculator to help consumers learn the impact on their situation: What does the health care bill mean to me? -

Specifics about the legislation - from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's page

U.S.A. Today looks at how health care overhaul affects taxpayers.

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