Annual Treatments of Health Reform…

Back in DC, legislative leaders from both the House and Senate have been in long negotiations at the White House for over five hours. There’s a rumor that President Obama has urged them to stay in until the framework of a bicameral health reform deal is agreed to.

If we had our druthers, the House would prevail in most of the differences. I participated with a panel of experts, convened by Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic, that came up with the same result. Cohn has also been busy explaining the negotiation to “Fresh Air” public radio listeners.

Fingers crossed on our Congressional leaders coming to a good and equitable resolution. Many of my thoughts on federal health reform have found a forum on Cohn’s blog at The New Republic, called The Treatment. I have appreciated having the platform on national health policy issues (and the editing), and have now posted there 20 times in the past year. Here are the posts, many of which are still very relevant to the current debate:

* Why Rush Limbaugh Hearts Health Reform 01/04/2010
* On the Job 11/04/2009
* Conflicts of Interest: When It Comes to Health Care, Who Does the Chamber of Commerce Really Represent? 11/02/2009
* How Conservatives Are Doctoring Insurance Numbers–And Why Obama Needs to Fight Back 09/14/2009
* What Senate Democrats Can Learn From Health Care Battles in Sacramento and Boston 08/28/2009
* How the Media Should Be Covering Town Hall Shenanigans 08/26/2009
* As California Goes, So Goes The Nation Without Reform 07/21/2009
* A Moneyball Approach To Health Reform 07/08/2009
* Are We Asking Too Much Of Employers? Or Too Little? 07/05/2009
* Young And Not So Invincible 06/25/2009
* Taming The Insurance Wilderness 06/05/2009
* How Reform Can Save California (Next Time) 06/02/2009
* Beat The Clock 05/05/2009
* Official State Business: Why Sebelius Makes Sense 04/02/2009
* Is Massachusetts A Model, A Mirage…or Moot? 03/25/2009
* Health Care Reform, A San Francisco Treat 03/12/2009
* Ronald Mcdonald Is Not Reform’s Friend 02/14/2009
* This Cobra Doesn’t Bite 02/09/2009
* The Kids Aren’t Alright. Neither Are Their Parents. 01/28/2009
* Jump-Starting The Economy–and Health Reform 01/22/2009

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