If you are interested in The Great Medicaid Debates, the next thing to read is Harold Pollack’s latest piece. If you’re not interested in The Great Medicaid Debates (TGMD, shall we say?), you might want to ignore health policy for a while.
About that, a question: what’s the next focus of the health policy debate, after the Medicaid issues fall away? One guess is that it’ll be a general re-litigation of health reform in the run-up to the 2012 election. Perhaps there are implementation milestones that will occur between now and then that will create focal points for debate. What do you think? What are the next issues and when will they come to the fore?
Before answering, read Pollack.