AICPA Webinar: Healthcare Reform – What Does It Mean For Business

May 10th, 2010 | Healthcare Reform | Medicare | Seminars & Publications

I will be posting additional resources here for the May 12 webinar

CBO letter to Congressman Lewis stating that "discretionary" costs in the range of $115 billion necessary to administer the Reform legislation were not included in the scoring of the legislation. This will increase the deficit and eliminate any claimed reduction in same.
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/114xx/doc11490/LewisLtr_HR3590.pdf

American Medical Association study of insurer market concentration http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/03/08/bil20308.htm, http://www.southernstudies.org/AMA%202007.pdf

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 2009 Statistics containing detaled infromation about Medicare recipients, physicians, etc.
http://www.cms.gov/ResearchGenInfo/02_CMSStatistics.asp

Barclays Capital Managed Care Industry Analyst Joshua Raskin, one of most insightful individuals on Health Insurance and Medicare Advantage. Reports are available through brokerages such as Fidelity.

Health Affairs podcast of a webinar they did with four former CMS officials, including Bruce Vladek, Tom Scully and Gail Walensky, on CMS and Reform
http://www.healthaffairs.org/issue_briefings/2010_04_09_cms/2010_04_09_cms.php

FTC/DOJ July 2004 White Paper on Anti-Trust issues in the Healthcare Industry.
http://www.ftc.gov/reports/healthcare/040723healthcarerpt.pdf

Tax Foundation Analysis: Health Care Reform: How Much Does It Redistribute Income?
http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/ff222.pdf

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  • Here’s my take on it:
    If you really want to reform health care, make sure that Congress has the same plan that the average schmoe. That’s the only way it will get better.



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