Those interested in health policy should be subscribed to the news summary that the Kaiser Family Foundation puts out on a daily basis. Now, those summaries will often include a health policy blog roundup, which will be another way to keep up-to-date. Here’s several gold nuggets they found from panning the blogosphere about McCain’s health plan:
Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters examines presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain’s (Ariz.) health care plan and whether it could increase the number of uninsured residents by destabilizing the employer-based health care system. Robert Laszewski of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review builds off of Paduda’s post to argue that McCain’s market-based plan reforms might work well for some voters, as long as advisers present certain changes carefully. Bob Vineyard of Insure Blog reacts to a Slate article and discusses McCain’s proposal to allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines. Peter Harbage from the Wonk Room Blog discusses a new Center for American Progress Action Fund paper about McCain’s health care plan and administrative costs.
Really good stuff there.
Finally, for those who prefer to read offline, our state-based colleagues at the Connecticut Health Policy Project have a blog of interest, CT Health Notes Blog, and have a recommended booklist for your summer reading.