HEALTH POLICY WONKS PROTEST THEIR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS

Several advisers to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came from Harvard. Their recommendations spanned narrower provider networks, changes in benefits, and the "Cadillac" tax on high-cost insurance. A recent Harvard faculty vote opposed paying more for health care. Now they are experiencing cost-sharing. Ironically, Harvard's own teaching hospital may get excluded from their network. Other faculty now challenge data on the rate of increasing health costs and saving money by shifting costs to those who are sick. Robert Pear details the situation in his article "Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard" published in The New York Times on 1-5-15. LEARN MORE.