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32. The Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision Will Upend Regulatory Rulemaking in America

The Supreme Court struck the “Chevron Deference” precedent after it stood for 40 years. The decision will upend regulatory rulemaking in America, especially in healthcare. The decision has its pros and cons. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and

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31. Investigating TukeyGate and CMS’ Recalculation of 2024 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

In a major example of a regulatory agency ignoring explicit regulations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) TukeyGate ended in embarrassment for the agency, recalculation of 2024 Medicare Advantage Star scores, and resubmission of 2025 MA bids and benefits for winning plans. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an

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30. Digging Into My Modest Election-Year Proposal For Healthcare Reform: Part 3 — Driving To Affordable Universal Access

Affordable universal access to healthcare is a critical component of healthcare reform. America should keep its employer-based healthcare system but create one single social safety net for those disenfranchised from employer-sponsored coverage.  About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment.

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29. Digging Into My Modest Election-Year Proposal For Healthcare Reform: Part 2— Pivoting To Care Management From Our Obsession With Utilization Management

Care management/population health is a critical component of healthcare reform. I propose that America end its obsession with utilization management and prior authorization and pivot to care management and population health. Much more savings and better outcomes would result. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that

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28. Digging Into My Modest Election-Year Proposal For Healthcare Reform: Part 1—The Importance Of Price Reform

Price reform is a critical component of healthcare reform. I propose that the nation adopt a national and/or regional uniform price-setting system for hospitals and providers. It would save tens of billions, if not hundreds of billions, on services and administrative costs. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican

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27. My Modest Proposal For Healthcare Reform for Election Year 2024

While I know healthcare reform will not happen this year, I offer my modest proposal for healthcare reform to show how there would be something in it for Democrats, Republicans, and healthcare consumers. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise

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26. Election ’24 is close for the presidency and control of Congress. Will healthcare play a role?

As with the past two presidential elections, Election 2024 appears to be very close in terms of the presidency and control of Congress.  Healthcare could still play a role in some of the counties, districts, and states that will decide the overall outcome. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional

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25. MA Plans Should Ready For Changes To Risk Adjustment Submissions?

With all the major talk of risk-adjustment overpayments coming from numerous regulators, lawmakers, and MA detractors, MA plans should ready for changes to risk adjustment submissions. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment. He recommends common-sense solutions to reform

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24. Healthcare Trends And Their Impact On Health Plan Finances and Economics

Marc concludes his podcasts on health plan economics with a look at major healthcare trends and their impact on health plan economics and finance. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment. He recommends common-sense solutions to reform

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23. How Falling Medicaid Enrollment is Impacting Health Plans and Providers Alike

Medicaid managed care plans did well during COVID and during the disenrollment period, but could be in store for some challenges with less federal aid flowing to states and major new mandates coming. About The Podcast: Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage. Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change. Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare. Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name. Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent

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