Health Care (page 4)

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    Oklahoma Surgery Center: affordability and transparency

    I write a lot about the direct primary care model (see here, here, and here) – one that accepts no insurance, charges a monthly fee, and where physciains can spend all of their…
    Jordan Roberts, June 14, 2019
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    No, Medicare-for-All will not save the U.S. $2 trillion

    As health care costs continue to rise, patients continue to struggle to navigate the healthcare system, and Congress cannot agree on the direction of health care reform, many are calling for lawmakers to scrap the whole system and transition to a single-payer system. Commonly referred…
    Jordan Roberts, June 11, 2019
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    Medibid connecting patients and doctors through auctions

    Doctors bidding for patients? That’s the basic function that Medibid’s platform serves to provide. I wrote about this method in a research update back in February. Here is how it works: Auction-based systems place the patient in control of the purchasing process. Patients get to choose the doctor who…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
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    Health care in a retail store?

    Whether you are ready for it or not, retail health care is an emerging sector of the health care market. The looming Aetna and CVS merger shines a light on what this could mean for the future of how Americans access health care. The Justice Department approved the…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
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    Health care services that require a permission slip from government and an ok from competitors

    The John Locke Foundation has written extensively over several years on the impediment NC’s Certificate of Need laws are for the expansion of health care services.  We believe that repealing NC’s CON laws will restore health care freedom. National studies show that CON laws increase cost and…
    Becki Gray, May 20, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019
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    Health insurance on demand?

    Despite cumbersome regulation at every level of the healthcare sector, innovation still exists. The next big shake-up in healthcare could be health insurance on demand. Here is how it would work: It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers…
    Jordan Roberts, December 20, 2018
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    Opioid crisis requires answers to tough questions

    The ongoing opioid crisis is by far the biggest public health crisis that America is currently facing. North Carolina is not immune to the wide-reaching effects of this crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016 there were 1,505 opioid-related…
    Jordan Roberts, December 19, 2018