By Roger Stark, MD, FACS, Alaska Policy Forum Visiting Scholar and WPC Health Care Policy Analyst Patients are the most important part of the health care system and they should be in charge of […]
Some good questions were asked this week by state legislators about Alaska’s ballooning health care budget. On Wednesday, January 19 in the Senate Finance Committee meeting, Governor Walker’s Director of the Office of […]
In 2016 in an attempt to bring down costs and improve care, the Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 74, which contained a multitude of Medicaid reform measures such as fraud-waste-and-abuse reduction, managed care […]
The passage of health care reform earlier in 2010 brought with it significant expansions in Medicaid, the joint State/Federal welfare program administered by the states. Even though the federal government will be picking up the tab for the first few years, ultimately, the states will find the share they are required to pay unaffordable.
(Heritage Foundation) With Bush-Era tax cuts set to expire and the new health care law ready to start collecting, The Heritage Foundation takes an indepth look at the general financial health of the country in the coming years.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the recent health care law, was rushed through the political process touted as deficit neutral legislation. One of the of the ways it was supposed to pay for itself was through cuts in other programs.
(NCPA) With examples from Massachusetts’ “Commonwealth Connector” law and California’s proposed health care exchange, NCPA explains one of the new health care law’s requirements and what it means to you.
A close look is taken at the outcome of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, pertaining to infrastructure; what it has done, and what it has not. With the proposal of another infrastructure spending spree, costing taxpayers $50 billion, the question of union pandering arises.
Utah continues its five-year-old health care reform plan, scheduled to take full effect in the fast approaching 2011 year, all while continuing the fight against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In the morass of new health care restrictions, rules and regulations in the federal law is a requirement that could greatly increase the amount of paperwork businesses must submit to the IRS.
The Medicare Chief Actuary has published his own Medicare projections report, calling the official Trustees’ report “unreasonable” and “implausible.” The Trustees’ report is based on current law, and not inclusive of changes caused by the resent healthcare overhaul.
(Congressional Research Service) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act creates, requires others to create, or authorizes dozens of new entities to implement the legislation, and the total number is yet to be determined because of the ambiguity of the law.
Almost everyone believes there is an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency in health care. But why is that? In a normal market, wherever there is waste, entrepreneurs are likely to be in hot pursuit — figuring out ways to profit from its elimination by cost-reducing, quality-enhancing innovations. Why isn’t this happening in health care?
Burke Balch explains how the federal health care law was passed to avoid a two-tiered system and about The Darthmouth Atlas and how it is used to justify health care rationing.
Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.