The Health Care Reform Circus

In a loss deeply felt by grown-ups, the “Greatest Show on Earth” from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will close forever in May. The Show featured a three-ring circus that overwhelmed and forced us to choose which of the simultaneous acts to watch. In choosing, we often missed something more exciting in another ring.…

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Health Reform Leftovers – Washington’s Anti-trust Law

The United States Department of Justice announcement of a civil antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan rings another ancient health care reform bell in Washington, the state.  In 1993, as part of its comprehensive health care reform, Washington adopted a series of laws intended to offset the growing market power of insurers.…

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