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New America Releases White Paper Finding Proposed Medicare Part D Regulations Will Enhance Quality of Care and Increase Consumer Choice and Access in the Part D Market

March 6, 2014
Washington, D.C. – David Balto, Fellow at the New America Foundation and former Assistant Director of the Office of Policy and Evaluation of the Federal Trade Commission, along with his colleague James Kovacs have authored a white paper evaluating the Medicare Part D preferred pharmacy network model and CMS’ current proposed rule changes for the Medicare Part D program fiscal year 2015.   
The paper finds that:

New Study Demonstrates Broad Support for Strengthening Nutrition in SNAP to Reduce Food Insecurity and Obesity

December 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Since the economic recession that began in late 2007, the dual crises of food insecurity and obesity have increased in America. According to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey of more than 500 SNAP stakeholders from the public and private sectors, a majority of the respondents believe that current levels of SNAP benefits for many participants are inadequate, and that the nutritional quality of the program needs to be improved.

Will Health Care Reform Make U.S. Healthier? | Washington Times

September 3, 2013

“We have a disease care system,” not a health care system, says Shannon Brownlee, a health policy expert and author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. “And the disease care system… if it really was honest with itself ...

ACOs Ask 'Activation' Experts How To Engage Passive Patients | Atlantic Information Services

August 7, 2013

However, barriers to shared decision-making include physician time and physician acceptance, he says. Shannon Brownlee, senior vice president of the Brookline, Mass.-based Lown Institute, which studies health care cost and quality issues, agrees. “To ...

Primary Care Running on Empty | Washington Monthly

July 17, 2013

Phillip Longman wrote about the role of publicly subsidized teaching hospitals in encouraging over-specialization, and Haley Sweetland Edwards revealed the mysteries of a Medicare price-setting arrangement dominated by specialists' associations. But ...

Obamacare Delay Prompts Conservative Criticism of Health Care Law | Huffington Post

July 3, 2013

... justification," said Micah Weinberg, a senior research fellow at the centrist New America Foundation's Health Policy Program. Since the law contains dual mandates that most individuals must obtain health insurance coverage and most employers must ...

A Burnout Fix: Occupational Health | The Atlantic

July 2, 2013

In the current Washington Monthly, as James Hamblin discussed here yesterday, Phillip Longman addressed the open secret that the most academically prestigious medical residency programs routinely train the fewest number of primary care physicians.

When the Best Hospitals Are the Worst | The Atlantic

July 1, 2013

That's the picture painted by demographer and senior research fellow with the New America Phillip Longman in the current issue of Washington Monthly, where he takes a thoughtful at look at how federal dollars spent training physicians are [mis ...

Better Than "Sicko," But Still Missing The Mark On Healthcare Solutions ... | Forbes

March 22, 2013

Shannon Brownlee, director of the New America Health Policy Program, believes all doctors should be salaried and that the Veterans Health Administration offers a promising model for the nation. Likewise, Dr. Steven Nissen has a great antipathy towards ...

More Reforms Needed In Health Care System | Capitol Weekly

January 14, 2013

“We have a disease care system,” not a health care system, says Shannon Brownlee, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. “And the disease care system…

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