Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Mayo Clinic to soon deny Medicare patients

(Bloomberg) The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little. Read the article <here>
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care | Read More

How one company is helping the healthcare market

(Wall Street Journal) As AthenaHealth CEO Jonathan Bush sees it, the profound problem with U.S. health care is that there’s “no landscape of choices, or choosers.” Due to the complexity of America’s third-party laundromat for health dollars—your doctor’s clerical staff...
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care, Recent News | Read More

Florida Medicaid reform brings higher quality care

(The James Madison Institute) In October 2005 Florida received approval from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the broadest reform in the history of Medicaid. The plan involves real managed competition as well as an innovative health savings account devised for beneficiaries. Read...
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care | Read More

What really drives healthcare spending

(Wall Street Journal) Jason Fodeman and Robert Book from The Heritage Foundation explain that the main problem with health care is a pricing system that insulates both patients and producers from normal market incentives. Read the article <here>
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care | Read More

Are non-profits in healthcare more efficient?

(Goldwater Institute) With the possible exception of education, perhaps nowhere is the notion of profit more widely condemned than in health care. Economic principles and econometric studies indicate that for profit health care providers are just as effective, if not more effective, at providing health...
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care | Read More

High-risk pools better for insured

Funding state high-risk pools a better alternative for the uninsured (Council for Affordable Health Insurance) One of the key issues in the health care reform debate is how to guarantee the uninsured, and especially those with a pre-existing medical condition, have access to affordable health insurance...
April 22nd, 2010 | Health Care, Issues | Read More