Topic: Ronen Avraham

Experts Offer Analysis of Issues Facing 82nd Texas State Legislative Session

Jan. 11, 2011

January 11 marks the beginning of the 82nd Texas State Legislature. While the state budget and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, a myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.

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What will fix the health care system?

Oct. 28, 2010
The good and the bad of the new health care act

The health care act targets underuse. Tort reform targets overuse. The only real way to cure the system is a comprehensive reform which addresses holistically the three cost drivers of underuse, misuse and overuse.

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Controlling the rising costs of health care

Oct. 21, 2010
The good and the bad of the new health care act

The only real way to address either the problem of offensive or defensive medicine is comprehensive health care reform which addresses holistically the various cost drivers. In other words, any real reform must address underuse, misuse and overuse.

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Toward a better quality of health care

Oct. 14, 2010
The good and the bad of the new health care act

An ancillary focus of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is increasing the quality of care through the incorporation of evidence-based medicine. That act, as well as the 2010 stimulus act, contains provisions that allocate grants to improve the quality of care.

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The good and the bad of the new health care act

Oct. 7, 2010
The good and the bad of the new health care act

In the upcoming mid-term elections, one of the Republicans' favorite issues is the unpopularity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) -- the historic health care reform bill signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Shouts of repeal and replace have been heard across the land. Yet, it is impossible to tell from the political discourse whether the PPACA is actually a bad thing.

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