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Farewell 2005

I’m on holiday tomorrow thru the end of the year and will be taking a break from blogging till 2006.
Thanks to all who have made this a great year for Managed Care Matters. We’re up to 6000 unique visitors per month and growing 15% each month. We’ve generated a lot of comments, a good bit of controversy, and some enlightened discussion.
Managed Care Matters appears to be one of the few, if not the only, occupant of the blogosphere dedicated to managed care. That’s strange, if not downright wierd. The managed care industry is one of the largest in the US, is growing rapidly internationally, and has tremendous implications for the economic and health status future of the country.
So why aren’t there more blogs on managed care? Lots of possible reasons, but there is clearly a need for more dialogue, discussion, and intelligent perspective.
I would encourage anyone with a bit of time (it doesn’t take much), a knack for writing, and valuable insights to start a blog on managed care. Once you are up and running, let me know and we’ll look at linking to you.
If you are looking for help, advice, and assistance, talk to Julie Ferguson ( She is the brains behind the tech stuff here; besides being a great writer she is expert in the blog business.
Enjoy the holidays and see you in 2006.

Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates




A national consulting firm specializing in managed care for workers’ compensation, group health and auto, and health care cost containment. We serve insurers, employers and health care providers.



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