Health Care (page 5)

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    UNC Health says payment to dark money group was a mistake

    Nick Ochsner from WBTV reported yesterday that the UNC Health, a state-owned hospital system, used money from its account to pay almost $60,000 to the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) to fund a 501(c)(4) organization called Partners for Innovations in Healthcare: …
    Jordan Roberts, June 25, 2019
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    Medicare and Medicaid: rewarding failure

    David Balat and Dr. Deane Waldman of the Texas Public Policy Foundation wrote an interesting op-ed which discusses some of the problems with government-run health care. In particular, why it’s crazy for Americans to think growing these programs is a good idea. The piece starts off by…
    Jordan Roberts, June 20, 2019
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    New KFF poll: Many Americans unclear about effects of “Medicare-for-all”

    A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll for June 2019 was recently released, and there are some interesting results. Most of the polling only focuses on Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters; however, there are some results which look across the partisan spectrum. Survey respondents were asked, “Do you think taxes for…
    Jordan Roberts, June 18, 2019
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    Medicaid fraud scheme uncovered in Greensboro

    The best description I have heard of for describing Medicaid and Medicare fraud is it’s like playing whack-a-mole: you can find one bad actor and then three more pop up. Fraudsters can fairly easily defraud Medicaid and Medicare if they want to. I have posted about this…
    Jordan Roberts, June 17, 2019
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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