NCPA Media: Health Care

  • Apr 14, 2011

    The 'Harm' in Healthcare Spending

    OneNewsNow.com - A new study from a non-partisan public policy research organization puts a price tag on the social cost of medical errors and other adverse events caused by the healthcare system -- and one researcher has a suggestion that would alleviate the expense.


  • Apr 08, 2011

    Social Costs From Medical Errors Could Near $1 Trillion, Researchers Find

    Dallas Morning News Online - The social cost of adverse medical events could near $1 trillion yearly, according to newly published research.


  • Apr 08, 2011

    GOP dodges Medicaid plan downside

    Politico: Republicans talk a lot about how Medicaid block grants could help governors bring down their costs, but they don’t talk as much about what, exactly, the states would do with them.


  • Apr 07, 2011

    Cost of Adverse Events/Medical Errors Equal to up to 45% of Health Care Spending

    NCPA Report in Health Affairs April Issue

    NCPA- The cost of death and injury from medical errors and other adverse events caused  by the health care system itself  is enormous, according to a new study by the National Center For Policy Analysis. The study is featured in the April issue of Health Affairs, which was released earlier today.


  • Apr 07, 2011

    Medical Errors Cost Health Care System Billions

    National Journal Online - As much as 45 cents out of every dollar spent on U.S. health care is related to a medical mistake, researchers reported on Thursday.


  • Apr 06, 2011

    Entitlement Reform: What Next?

    National Review Online - The Republicans have no plan to insure the uninsured. How do I know that? A New York Times editorial told me. So did Ezra Klein, writing in the Washington Post. But wait. Didn't John McCain have such a plan during the last presidential election?


  • Apr 04, 2011

    Understanding Rep. Ryan’s Plan for Medicare

    Kaiser Health News - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left many details to Congress when he unveiled Tuesday his plan to make major changes to Medicare as part of a fiscal 2012 budget resolution. He says his overall objective is to convert Medicare into a premium support program for which the government will spend a specific amount for beneficiaries' care, a fundamental shift from the current fee-for-service program. Backers of premium support say it is similar to the health insurance program for federal workers but others say it may not meet seniors’ needs.


  • Mar 31, 2011

    Health Wonk Review Review: One of the Strongest Yet

    Forbes.com - Jason Shafrin of Healthcare Economist hosts an unusually strong and interesting edition of Health Wonk Review.