Health Wonk Review Archive

Health Wonk Review was a biweekly compendium of the best of the health policy blogs. More than two dozen health policy, infrastructure, insurance, technology, and managed care bloggers participated by contributing their best recent blog postings to a roving digest, with each issue hosted at a different participant’s blog. It ran from February 2006 through the end of 2018. You can scan the archives below.

December 14, 2018Peggy Salvatore – Health System Ed Blog

November 15, 2018Lisa Lines – The Medical Care Blog

October 18, 2018Joe Paduda, Managed Care Matters

September 27, 2018Andrew Sprung – xpostfactoid

August 23, 2018Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

July 12, 2018Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed

June 14, 2018 Hank Stern at InsureBlog

May 17, 2018Jason Shafrin Healthcare Economist

April 19, 2018Louise Norris – Colorado Health Insurance Insider

March 15, 2018 David Williams – Health Business Blog

February 15, 2018Steve Anderson – HealthInsurance.org blog

January 18, 2018Joe Paduda, Managed Care Matters

December 14, 2017Julie Ferguson – Workers Comp Insider

November 30, 2017Andrew Sprung – xpostfactoid

November 9, 2017Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

October 26, 2017David Williams at Health Business Blog

October 12, 2017Hank Stern – InsureBlog

September 28, 2017Brad Wright – Wright on Health

September 14, 2017Louise Norris – Colorado Health Insurance Insider

August 17, 2017 Peggy Salvatore – Health System Ed Blog

July 21, 2017Steve Anderson – healthinsurance.org

June 23, 2017Joe Paduda – Managed Care Matters

June 1, 2017Andrew Sprung – xpostfactoid

May 18, 2017Jason Shafrin – Healthcare Economist

May 4, 2017Julie Ferguson – Workers Comp Insider

April 20, 2017Brad Wright – Wright on Health

April 6, 2017Hank Stern – InsureBlog

March 23, 2017Louise Norris – Colorado Health Insurance Insider

March 9, 2017Peggy Salvatore – Health System Ed Blog

February 23, 2017David Williams – Health Business Blog

February 9, 2017 Steve Anderson – medicareresources.org

January 26, 2017Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

January12, 2017Julie Ferguson – Workers Comp Insider

December 1, 2016Hank Stern at InsureBlog

November 11, 2016Joe Paduda – Managed Care Matters

November 3, 2016Brad Wright at Wright on Health

October 20, 2016Peggy Salvatore – Health System Ed Blog

Oct, 6, 2016Joe Paduda – Managed Care Matters

Sept 22, 2016Louise Norris – Colorado Health Insurance Insider

September 8, 2016David Williams – Health Business Blog

August 18, 2016Jason Shafrin – Healthcare Economist

July 21, 2016Steve Anderson – medicareresources.org blog

June 16, 2016Christopher Fleming at Health Affairs Blog

June 2, 2016David Harlow – HealthBlawg

May 19, 2016Tinker Ready – Boston Health News

May 5, 2016Brad Wright – Wright on Health

April 21, 2016Peggy Salvatore – Health System Ed Blog

April 7, 2016Jaan Sidorov – The Population Health Blog

March 24, 2016Charles Gaba at ACASignups.net

March 10, 2016David Williams – Health Business Blog

February 25, 2016Louise Norris -Colorado Health Insurance Insider

February 11, 2016Steve Anderson at medicareresources.org blog

January 29, 2016Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

January 14, 2016Hank Stern at InsureBlog

December 17, 2015Julie Ferguson Workers Comp Insider

December 3, 2015Peggy Salvatore at Health Systems Ed Blog

November Nov 19, 2015Brad Wright, Wright on Health

November 5, 2015David Williams, Health Business Blog

October 22, 2015Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

October 9, 2015Joe Paduda Managed Care Matters

Sept 24, 2015Louise Norris Colorado Health Insurance Insider

September 10, 2015Steve Anderson – medicareresources.org blog

August 20, 2015 Peggy Salvatore – Health Systems Ed Blog

July 16, 2015Hank Stern at InsureBlog

June 18, 2015Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

June 4, 2015Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

May 21, 2015Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

May 7, 2015Steve Anderson at medicareresources.org blog

April 23, 2015Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

March 26, 2015Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

March 12, 2015Brad Wright at Wright on Health

February 26, 2015David Williams at Health Business Blog

February 12, 2015Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog

January 29, 2015Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

January 15, 2015Vince Kuraitis at e-Care Management Blog

December 18, 2014Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

December 4, 2014Hank Stern at InsureBlog

November 20, 2014David Harlow at HealthBlawg

November 6, 2014Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

October 23, 2014Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

October 9, 2014Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

September 25, 2014Billy Wynne at Healthcare Lighthouse

September 11David Williams at Health Business Blog

August 14, 2014Brad Wright at Wright on Health

July 17, 2014Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

June 19, 2014Julie Ferguson at Work Comp Insider

May 8, 2014Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

May 22, 2014Hank Stern at InsureBlog

May 8, 2014 Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

April 24, 2014Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

April 10, 2014Billy Wynne at Healthcare Lighthouse

March 27, 2014Christopher Fleming at Health Affairs Blog

March 13, 2014Brad Wright at Wright on Health

February 27, 2014David Harlow at HealthBlawg

February 13, 2014Steve Anderson at HealthInsurance.org Blog

January 30, 2014Brad Wright at Wright on Health

January 16, 2014David Williams at Health Business Blog

December 19, 2013Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

December 5, 2013Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

November 21, 2013Hank Stern at InsureBlog

November 7, 2013Brad Wright at Wright on Health

October 24, 2013Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

October 10, 2913Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

September 26, 2013Peggy Salvatore at Healthcare Talent Transformation

September 12, 2013Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

August 15, 2013David Williams at Health Business Blog

July 18, 2013Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

June 20, 2013Sarah Sonies and Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

June 6, 2013Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

May 24, 2013Brad Wright in Wright on Health

May 10, 2013Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

April 25, 2013Hank Stern at InsureBlog

April 11, 2013Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

March 28, 2013Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

March 14, 2013David Williams at Health Business Blog

February 28, 2013Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

February 14, 2013Peggy Salvatore at Healthcare Talent Transformation

January 31, 2013Maggie Mahar at HealthInsurance.org Blog

January 17, 2013Christopher Fleming at Health Affairs Blog

January 3, 2013 Brad Wright at Wright on Health

December 20, 2012Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

December 6, 2012Hank Stern at InsureBlog

November 9, 2012Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

October 25, 2012Maggie Mahar at Health Beat

October 11, 2012David Williams at Health Business Blog

September 27, 2012Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

September 13, 2012Colorado Health Insurance Insider

August 15, 2012Dr. Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

July 19, 2012Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider

June 29, 2012SCOTUS on health reform special edition – Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

June 22, 2012Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

June 7, 2012Maggie Mahar at Health Insurance Resource Center Blog

May 24, 2012Dr. Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

May 10, 2012Hank Stern at InsureBlog

April 26, 2012Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock

April 12, 2012Brad Wright at Wright on Health

March 29, 2012David Williams at Health Business Blog

March 15, 2012Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

March 2, 2012Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

February 16, 2012Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

February 2, 2012Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

January 19, 2012 – Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider

January 5, 2012Jared Rhoads at Center for Objective Health Policy

December 22, 2011Gary Schwitzer at Health News Watchdog blog

December 8, 2011Brad Wright at Wright on Health

November 10, 2011Hank Stern at InsureBlog

October 27, 2011Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

October 13, 2011Christopher Fleming at Health Affairs Blog

September 29, 2011Joe Colucci at New Health Dialogue Blog

September 15, 2011David Williams at Health Business Blog

September 1, 2011Avik Roy at The Apothecary

August 4, 2011Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

July 21, 2011Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

June 23, 2011Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

June 9, 2011John Irvine & Matthew Holt at The Health Care Blog

May 26, 2011Christopher Fleming at Health Affairs Blog

May 12, 2011Hank Stern at InsureBlog

April 28, 2011 – Austin Frakt of The Incidental Economist

April 14, 2011David Williams of Health Business Blog

March 31, 2011Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

March 17, 2011Glenn Laffel at Pizaazz

March 3, 2011Jared Rhoads at The Lucidicus Project

February 17, 2011Louise Norris at Colorado Long Term Care Insider

February 3, 2011Julie Ferguson – Workers Comp Insider

January 20, 2011Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

January 6, 2011Avik Roy of The Apothecary

December 9, 2010Brad Wright at Wright on Health

November 11, 2010Heather Kelley at INQRI Blog

October 28, 2010Allison Levy and Meredith Hughes of The New Health Dialogue

October 14, 2010Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

September 30, 2010Peggy Salvatore at Healthcare Talent Transformation

September 16, 2010Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

September 2, 2010Hank Stern at InsureBlog

August 19, 2010Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

August 5, 2010Jaan Sidorov of Disease Management Care Blog

July 22, 2010Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

June 24, 2010Brad Wright at Wright on Health

June 10, 2010Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

May 27, 2010David Williams at Health Business Blog

May 13, 2010Hank Stern hosts at InsureBlog

April 29, 2010 Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

April 15, 2020David Harlow at Health Blawg

April 1, 2010Rich Elmore at Healthcare Technology News

March 18, 2010Minna Jung at The Users’ Guide to the Health Reform Galaxy

March 4, 2010Brad Wright at Wright on Health

February 18, 2010Brady Augustine at medicaidfirstaid

February 4, 2010Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

January 21, 2010Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

January 7, 2010Brian Klepper at The Healthcare Blog

December 10, 2009Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider

November 12, 2009Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

October 29, 2009Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

October 15, 2009Hank Stern at InsureBlog

October 1, 2009Brady Augustine at medicaidfirstaid

Sept. 17, 2009Richard Elmore at Healthcare Technology News

Sept. 3, 2009 Jared Rhoads at The Lucidicus Project

August 20, 2009David Williams at Health Business Blog

August 6, 2009Jaan Sidorov at Disease Management Care Blog

July 23, 2009 Paul Testa at New Health Dialogue Blog

July 9, 2009Ken Terry at BNET Healthcare

June 25, 2009Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

June 11, 20009Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

May 28, 2009Tinker Ready at Boston Health News

May 14, 2009Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

April 30, 2009Bob Laszewski at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

April 16, 2009Glenn Laffel at Pizaazz

April 2, 2009Anthony Wright at Health Access WeBlog

March 19, 2009David Harlow at HealthBlawg

March 5, 2009Brady Augustine at MedicaidFirstAid

February 19, 2009Hank Stern at InsureBlog

February 5, 2009David Williams at Health Business Blog

January 22, 2008Jann Sidorov of Disease Management Care Blog

January 8, 2009Brian Klepper at The Health Care Blog

December 11, 2008Vince Kuraitis at e-Care Management Blog

November 13, 2008Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insider

October 30, 2008David Harlow at HealthBlawg

October 16, 2008Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

October 2 , 2008Jason Shafrin of Healthcare Economist

September 18, 2008Jaan Sidorov of Disease Management Care Blog

September 4, 2008Hank Stern at InsureBlog

August 21, 2008Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

August 7, 2008Bob Laszewski at Health Policy & Marketplace Review

July 24, 2008 David Williams at Health Business Blog

June 26, 2008Jaan Sidorov of Disease Management Care Blog

June 12, 2008Jane Hiebert-White at Health Affairs Blog

May 29, 2008Hank Stern of InsureBlog

May 15, 2008Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

May 1, 2008Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog

April 17, 2008Maggie Mahar and Niko Karvounis at Health Beat

April 3, 2008Brian Klepper at The Health Care Blog

March 20, 2008Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

March 6, 2008Jon Coppelman at Workers Comp Insider

February 21, 2008Merrill Goozner at GoozNews

February 7, 2008David Williams at Health Business Blog

January 24, 2008Vince Kuraitis at e-CareMangement

January 10, 2008Bob Laszewski at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

December 13, 2007David Harlow at HealthBlawg

November 29, 2007Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal.

November 15, 207Maggie Mahar at Health Beat

November 1, 2007Hank Stern at Insure Blog

October 18, 2007Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

October 4, 2007Jane Hiebert-White at Health Affairs Blog

September 20, 2007Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

September 6, 2007Brian Klepper at The Doctor Weighs In
Bonus: – also posted by: Dr. Bob at The Doctor Is In

August 23, 2007Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog

August 9, 2007Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

July 26, 2007Bob Laszewski at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

July 12, 2007Jay Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

June 14, 2007David Williams at Health Business Blog

May 31, 2007Richard Eskow at The Sentinel Effect

May 17, 2007Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

May 3, 2007H.G. Stern at InsureBlog

April 19, 2007Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

April 5, 2007Jane Hiebert-White at Health Affairs Blog

March 22, 200Matthew Holt at The Health Care Blog

March 8, 2007Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

February 22, 2007Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

February 8, 2007David Harlow at HealthBlawg

January 25, 2007Jane Hiebert-White at Health Affairs Blog

January 11, 2007 – Roy M. Poses at Health Care Renewal

December 14, 2006Rita Schwab at MSSPNexus Blog

November 30, 2006Michael Cannon at Cato@Liberty

November 16, 2006David Williams at Health Business Blog

November 2, 2006Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

October 19, 2006Ezra Klein at Ezra Klein

October 5, 2006Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

September 21, 2006Leif Wellington Haase at The Century Foundation

September 7, 2006 Henry Stern at InsureBlog

August 24, 2006Jared Rhoads at The Lucidicus Project

August 10, 2006 Matthew Holt at The Health Care Blog.

July 27, 2006Tim Gee at Medical Connectivivity.

July 13, 2006 Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist

June 29, 2006Emily Goodson at HealthNex

June 15, 2006Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider

June 2, 2006Dmitriy Kruglyak at The Medical Blog Network

May 23, 2006Hank Stern at InsureBlog

May 8, 2006Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters

April 20, 2006Fard Johnmar at Envisioning 2.0

April 6, 2006David E. Williams at Health Business Blog

March 23, 2006Kate Steadman Healthy Policy

March 9, 2006Matthew Holt The Health Care Blog

February 24, 2006Joe Paduda Managed Care Matters

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Sep
13

The Purdue Opioid “settlement” – key takeaways for workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

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Sep
11

The soft market’s impact on work comp service providers

Joe Paduda

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Sep
9

Work comp’s ongoing soft market

Joe Paduda

Work comp rates continue to drift ever lower, with new declines announced pretty much every week. While this is great for employers and taxpayers, the impact on insurers, TPAs, and the work comp ecosystem is rather less than “great.” It’s … Continue reading Work comp’s ongoing soft market