Almost everyone who studies the problem agrees that longitudinal health records are beneficial, but as I look into how HHS is hoping to do this, there are gaps that aren't being addressed.
PPACA - "the more conservative approach would be salvage rather than throwing out everything."
Edwin Kneedler argued on behalf of the Obama Administration. He argued that if the minimum coverage provision should fall, the guaranteed-issue and community rating rules should fall as well as “that is one package that Congress deemed essential.”
We remain hopeful that the electronic efficiencies of PPACA remain, such as Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, whatever the final outcome.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) may not stand in whole or in part, depending on the severability determination of the Supreme Court.
An amicus curiae or "friend of the court" brief focused on whether the Court may leave PPACA in effect even if it determines that requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional.
If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains many beneficial provisions but that will not help solve the problem of rapidly rising costs any time soon.
While health care reform will help achieve a historic increase in access to health care services for millions of Americans, this public policy advance comes at a cost. Mercer, the benefits consulting…