Bracketology: Making Reform Interactive

by Adrianna McIntyre

There’s a new “Choose Your Own Adventure” for the health wonk set—in the form of a tournament bracket for health care reform. Leavitt Partners has created an interactive PDF that lets you click your way to nine possible futures for health reform.

The proposed scenarios examine how health policy might be affected following the Supreme Court’s (yet undecided) ruling on the Affordable Care act and possible outcomes of the 2012 election. It also gives odds on questions like:

– How will Republicans pursue a repeal of PPACA?
– How will Congress replace the Guaranteed Issue provision?
– What health reforms would the Congress & White House be able to pass?

According to Kaiser Health News, [t]he predictions are based on surveys and on Leavitt’s “future panel,” which includes health care experts such as Thomas Barker, former HHS acting general counsel under Bush 43, David Blumenthal, former Obama administration national coordinator for health information technology, and Ray Scheppach, former executive director of the National Governors Association.”

This is a great new way to present the issue—one that might engage a broader audience than typically achieved through long editorials and other kinds of media coverage. I also happen to really enjoy playing with the different scenarios… but I’ve been told that I have a very skewed idea of “fun.”

Thoughts? Leave them in the comments!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: