Tag Archives: Health Law

Shouldn’t I Keep My Mouth Shut?

by Nicholas Bagley — Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Some people have asked me why I’ve been so hard on the administration for flouting appropriations law over the ACA’s cost-sharing reductions. Hasn’t the administration done the right thing to try to prevent health reform from collapsing? Aren’t the Republicans being hopelessly intransigent? Shouldn’t I just shut up? I hear all that. I’m a committed […]

​Delaying the Risk Corridor Lawsuits

by Nicholas Bagley — Thursday, June 30, 2016

Last week, the Department of Justice asked the Court of Federal Claims to dismiss a massive class-action lawsuit in which co-ops have asked for money owed to them under the risk corridor program. To my knowledge, the government’s motion is its first substantive filing in any of the risk corridor cases. The litigation was precipitated […]

Physician, Review Thyself!

by Nicholas Bagley — Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dan Ho and Becky Elias have a wonderful article in the Boston Review about their new research on the benefits of peer review in restaurant inspections. Beginning in 2014, we designed a randomized, controlled trial to test the effectiveness of peer review with the food safety staff of King County, where Seattle is located. Half […]

Can We Plan for the Next Pandemic?

by Nicholas Bagley — Monday, May 23, 2016

From Ron Klain, the former Ebola czar, in the Washington Post: If it seems like the world is being threatened by new infectious diseases with increasing frequency—H1N1 in 2009-2010, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, Zika in 2016, yellow fever on the horizon for 2017—that’s because it is. These are not random lightning strikes or […]

Eminent Domain for Drugs

by Nicholas Bagley — Thursday, May 5, 2016

From his perch at Politico, Dan Diamond has launched what promises to be a terrific new health-policy podcast, Pulse Check, with an interview with CMS’s acting administrator, Andy Slavitt. The interview is refreshingly candid: among other things, Slavitt confesses that the Obama administration has a lot of work to do to win back the hearts […]