The ACO is a Child of the ACA

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Only another battle has been won, (tho’ an effing big one at that), yet the war to re-engineer America’s healthcare borg remains intact and the Act is at risk to the outcome of November’s elections. In a perfect world 100% of our resources are committed to implementation of the vision, yet in […]

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Changed Post SCOTUS Ruling?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Found over at the Healthcare Blog, a post SCOTUS Affordable Care Act conversation hosted by Eliza Corp and led by noted healthcare futurist and consultant Jeff Goldsmith. This is well worth a view and even note taking. Among Goldsmith’s many insights is the following: A stunning lack of understanding of […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Watching the ensuing theater unleashed by SCOTUS’ ruling on the Affordable Care Act, I came across some similar sound bytes from a ‘by gone era’ – or so we thought. Since we are not likely to see these disingenuous, ‘don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made up’ foes fold […]

The Affordable Care Act in Historical Context: Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH As I have penned over at XanateMedia in ‘The Triple Aim Sets the Agenda for Healthcare Social Media Community,’ while the aftermath of the SCOTUS ruling is predictably lining up along straight partisan lines, the net takeaway for healthcare social media peeps is to get behind the ‘triple aim’. Yet we […]

Summary of SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Rulings

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH This provided courtesy of Deloitte’s ‘Special Edition Health Care Reform Memo: June 29, 2012’ where long term healthcare industry advisor and wonk Paul Keckly opines: The decision was a bit of a surprise: I expected the law to be upheld; I did not suspect the mandate would be upheld, nor […]

Maggie Mahar, Robert Reich, Michael Cannon and Grace Marie Turner on SCOTUS ACA Ruling

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Courtesy of a tweet via Gary Levin aka @glevin1 we note the following  @Google+ Hangout post SCOTUS ruling discussion. NOTE: there is a slight delay in the clip. The chat is facilitated by David Firestone aka ‏@fstonenyt and includes an eclectic mix of the academic, think tank and ideological spectrum including Maggie Mahar, aka @Maggie Mahar, @UCBerkeley […]

SCOTUS and the ACA: Livestreaming via @TakeActionNews

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH It’s here! Watch as we get the historic decision of SCOTUS on the Affordable Care Act. David Shuster aka @DavidShuster, and Mark Levine aka @MarkLevineTalk report from the plaza of the Supreme Court of the United States. Watch as social media delivers the decision, first and accurately via a historic live […]

Volokh Conspiracy: Final Thoughts on the Eve of the Individual Mandate Decision

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH In the interest of balance and reflecting the range of thoughtful and credible legal thinking on the ACA in general and the individual mandate in particular, I followed the link attached to this post via @EzraKlein this afternoon: @ezraklein  If the mandate falls and this proves a key moment in […]

Paul Gigot, SCOTUS and the Affordable Care Act

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH WSJ Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot handicaps the highly anticipated SCOTUS ruling following the disgusting ‘silenced majority’ ad copy piece fronting an otherwise informative clip (shame on the WSJ, they know better!). This is more evidence of the real world impact via the triumph of Citizens United and the more recent ‘we […]

SCOTUS Decision: ‘It’s Affirmed’, No It’s a ‘Divided Court’, Nope It’s Bye, Bye ‘Obamacare’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Holey rusted metal, Batman! The ground. It’s all metal. It’s full of holes. You know, holey. – Robin In ‘Mourdock Prepares for all SCOTUS Outcomes‘ we witness the elasticity and ‘whatever it takes’ determination to position the election-ering agenda of one aspiring Congressman. Watch as Indiana’s Treasurer Richard Mourdock covers his ‘ass’ […]