The Sleeping Danger

January 24, 2013

Some suggest the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a beast without teeth.  After all, President Obama has yet to nominate any individuals to serve on the 15-member board, and … Continued

Attacking the National Obesity Problem, Community by Community

January 18, 2013

An important development took place today in the war against obesity, one of the nation’s most significant healthcare challenges.  At the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in … Continued

Taxes and Consequences

January 11, 2013

When health insurance premiums go up, howls of indignation are almost certain to follow.  We’re seeing that in various news stories around the country right now, as likely premium hikes … Continued

Washington’s Economic Disconnect

January 7, 2013

The December employment report issued by the Department of Labor found that the health care sector was responsible for one of every three new jobs created during the month.  This … Continued

Striking Back Against the IPAB Power Grab

January 3, 2013

One of the key criticisms of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is that it encroaches upon congressional powers.  The IPAB provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … Continued