Puppies and kittens and the future of healthcare reform

Hank Stern hosted the Health Wonk Review this week, with a theme — Puppies and Kittens — designed to unite us around something we can all agree on, after a rough election season.

There are tons of great entries in this edition of the HWR. Since I’m particularly focused on the future of healthcare reform, some of my favorites in this HWR are from Joe Paduda (where we go from here with health care reform, part 1 and part 2), Jaan Sidorov (winners and losers under Trump health care reform), and Health Affairs (Public Health 3.0 – another look at the future of health reform).

Hank’s own article on InsureBlog about specialty medications, pharmaceutical manufacturer coupons, and out-of-pocket costs will be interesting to anyone who has been paying attention to the rising cost of specialty drugs.

I also thought this article from David Williams would be a good read for people in states that have recently legalized marijuana, or will do so soon. While Williams was opposed to legalization, his post is an interview with a marijuana entrepreneur, who obviously has a different perspective.

Thanks, Hank, for an excellent edition! If you haven’t checked out the Health Wonk Review yet, this is your chance to catch up on some weekend reading.

About Louise Norris

Louise Norris has been writing about health insurance and healthcare reform since 2006. In addition to the Colorado Health Insurance Insider, she also writes for healthinsurance.org, medicareresources.org, Verywell, Spark by ADP, and Boost by ADP. Follow on twitter and facebook.

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