Weekend Wrap-Up / Miscellany

Not much has happened since Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, which I hoped that everyone enjoyed.

It’s worth noting before Congress adjourned Rep. Joe Burgess (R Tex) introduced a bill (HR 4190) that would exclude members of Congress from FEHB Program coverage. Instead they would receive a voucher worth $1500 for single coverage or $3000 for family coverage that they could use to purchase their own insurance.

Also, there have been several interesting articles — here and here for example — about a new health plan model known as a “medical home” that would encourage greater use of primary care doctors to coordinate care. NCQA is holding its conference on building the medical home next month.