The president’s final budget proposal of his first term will offer a blueprint for priorities if he wins re-election.
Margot Sanger-KatzThere are a bunch of places in this budget where, instead of detailed policy, there are just budget targets. Another example is in lowering the price of prescription drugs, where there are no specifics beyond $135b in desired savings.
Randomized trials are highly effective for suggesting ways to improve health care delivery, but they’re also rare. That may be changing.
Margot Sanger-Katz@ReedAbelson I will say that today’s study is a strong argument for doing more RCTs in health care delivery. Kudos to the Camden Coalition team for actually testing their program.
Surprise billing legislation suddenly stalls. Like “Medicare for all,” the proposal would have lowered the pay of some physicians.
Margot Sanger-KatzFor those looking forward to how Medicare for all (or a public option plan) will go in Congress, what happened with surprise medical billing is worth a close look.
Margot Sanger-KatzThe surprise billing legislation would have taken a bite out of doctors’ pay in certain specialties. But way less than Medicare for all would have. And other health care industries supported it or sat it out. And it was bipartisan. And it died.
Democrats are hoping to ride a suburban backlash against President Trump to victory in 2020, as they did in 2018. But this suburban strategy could be seriously undermined by the positions their presidential candidates have taken on healthcare during...