Fellow Harold Pollack's latest for the Washington Post's “Wonkblog” calls out Republican analysts who have some troubling suggestions in lieu of Healthcare.gov, proposing to alter health coverage for low-income Americans.
“If we want to provide more cost-effective care to poor people, we should proceed in the same way that we should proceed in other parts of the medical economy. We must do the hard work of improving the quality and economy of care provided to the concentrated group of extremely costly patients. There is no short cut. Under any financing system, this requires the hard work of clinical-care coordination, quality improvement and social services to address life circumstances that undermine health.”