NCPA Media: Health Care
Apr 04, 2011
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
Forbes.com - Jason Shafrin of Healthcare Economist hosts an unusually strong and interesting edition of Health Wonk Review.
Mar 28, 2011
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
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:
Mar 25, 2011
Kaiser Health News: As governors across the land struggle with fiscal pressures and pepper the federal government with requests to scale back Medicaid – many people are losing sight of the fact that health care reform (what some call ObamaCare) requires a huge expansion of Medicaid.