Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. Health care. Politics, but not mine (as if I had any.) Journalism, including mine. Tweets are not endorphins.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com — Two themes run through the comments on previous blog posts that touched on the payment of the providers of health care. The first is that American doctors are paid too much. The second is that they are paid too little. Could both propositions be right? Let us explore the issue by looking at some numbers.
slate.com — Uwe Reinhardt is a very thoughtful and well-informed guy, but his post on debating doctors' compensation strikes me as almost too thoughtful and well-informed. Amidst many hundreds of words of discussion of the subject he totally buries the lede: Standard economic theory suggests that over all, American doctors are overpaid, although...
kaiserhealthnews.org — May 24, 2013 SACRAMENTO - In the first disclosure of individual health insurance premiums by the nation's largest state, California announced on Thursday a wide array of choices for the 5.3 million people expected to qualify to purchase coverage through its online marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.
washingtonpost.com — Health insurers will charge 25-year-olds between $142 and $190 per month for a bare-bones health plan in Los Angeles. A 40-year-old in San Francisco who wants a top-of-the-line plan would receive a bill between $451 and $525. Downgrade to a less robust option, and premiums fall as low as $221.
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