Without a doubt, we are living in interesting times full of uncertainty. With the unemployment rate currently increasing rapidly, many individuals are now without healthcare coverage. For those looking for insurance coverage while […]
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By Grace-Marie Turner This article was originally published by the Galen Institute on March 20, 2020. The coronavirus crisis has, in a few short months, reshaped our lives, the world economy, and our […]
By Win Gruening This op-ed originally appeared in the Juneau Empire on March 19, 2020. In the space of a few short months, our world has been abruptly upended. On March 11, the World […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.