By Bonner R. Cohen This article was originally published by The Heartland Institute on August 28, 2019. In an effort to transform its financially troubled Medicaid program, the state of Alaska has implemented “emergency regulations” […]
Alaska has the highest health care costs (per capita) in the nation. There are many reasons for this, and one that has been receiving great attention in recent years is what is commonly […]
Care for the needy and assistance to those down on their luck are hallmarks of Americans across the country. Our concern for the vulnerable among us is evident in statistics which regularly place […]
With the highest unemployment rate in the nation and some of the most expensive health insurance and care costs, Alaskans have reason to celebrate new rules that were released today by President Trump’s […]
All we can say is, “we told you so.” When the discussions on Medicaid Expansion began in earnest in 2013, we brought the facts to light over the next couple of years. There […]
If you want to obtain less expensive health insurance for your 50-or-fewer employees, you will want to keep reading. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) states that every health insurance plan must contain ten […]
Price transparency in the health care market is an essential component of a competitive environment. And in most markets, competition reduces prices, and improves quality and access. But health care is not most […]
Government can give opportunity to people, but it will never be able to give people what they truly want and what they need: They need dignity, achievement and self-worth. Those things are not […]
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 […]
We have written before about Direct Primary Care but a new video does a good job of explaining it and showing how this free-market movement is shaking up health care: Check out the […]
Here are some reasons why Senator Murkowski should have voted to open debate on Obamacare repeal and replace. Debate and transparency are good things.
DPC restores the heart of the physician-patient relationship, without involvement of the government or insurance companies.
Current Medicaid payment processing system is broken. And it may just take your PFD to breathe life back into it. How does that make you feel Alaskans?