Sep 26, 2022
Substack Post #6, "CMS and the Masquerade of Equality" (September 26th)
Podcast interviews with health policy experts on timely subjects. The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with healthcare policy experts on timely topics. An online public forum routinely presenting expert healthcare policy analysis and comment is lacking. While other healthcare policy website programming exists, these typically present vested interest viewpoints or do not combine informed policy analysis with political insight or acumen. Since healthcare policy issues are typically complex, clear, reasoned, dispassionate discussion is required. These podcasts will attempt to fill this void. Among other topics this podcast will address: â€¢Implementation of the Affordable Care Act â€¢Other federal Medicare and state Medicaid health care issues â€¢Federal health care regulatory oversight, moreover CMS and the FDA â€¢Healthcare research â€¢Private sector healthcare delivery reforms including access, reimbursement and quality issues â€¢Public health issues including the social determinates of health Listeners are welcomed to share their program comments and suggest programming ideas. Comments made by the interviewees are strictly their own and do not represent those of their affiliated organization/s.
Is at: https://substack.com/inbox/post/75107864.
It opens with: In summarizing Professor Jedediah Purdy’s recent book, Two Cheers for Politics, The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik recently wrote, “He [Purdy] is angry at the elites who supervise the bureaucratic capitalist state on behalf of their overlords while keeping up an elaborate masquerade of equality of opportunity.” “Keeping up the masquerade of equality” accurately defines CMS’s continuing pretense to value or prioritize health equity.