New Health Wonk Review is up

A new Health Wonk Review compiled by David E. Williams is now up at the Health Business Blog. It’s got links and descriptions for a great collection of post about healthcare issues in the first presidential debate, efforts to contain US healthcare spending, and other topics (including my recent post on hospital readmissions).

One of the featured posts that gets a big “hear, hear!” from me is a suggestion from Louise at Colorado Health Insurance Insider that political debates include non-partisan fact checkers sitting off to the side and holding up “pants on fire” signs when appropriate. She specifically addresses two misleading claims by Mitt Romney regarding the Independent Payments Advisory Board and Romney’s assertion this healthcare plan will somehow manage to require insurers to cover pre-existing conditions in the absence of an individual mandate.