NCPA Media: Health Care

  • 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.


  • Mar 28, 2011

    No Capitalism Please, We’re Health-Care Providers

    Connecticut Business News Journal - As economist Charles Phelps put it, the "health
    care system... remains the most intensively regulated sector of the U.S. economy."


  • Mar 25, 2011

    John Goodman on Medicaid Outcomes

    Forbes: I've been mentioning John Goodman's name a lot recently, but he's deserved it. Today, he's published an excellent piece for Kaiser Health News, entitled "Is Medicaid Real Insurance?" that goes through many of the reasons why Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will lead to poorer-quality care for lower-income families. An excerpt: