healthcare reform

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    Cutting the middleman will increase access and lower costs

    The direct primary care model is the embodiment of the direction healthcare needs to go — limited regulation, patient-focused, transparent and competitive pricing for all services. Many physicians have begun to realize the benefits of this model compared to the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 20, 2019
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    Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019
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    Florida legislature repeals CON laws

    When Florida is in the news, it usually a national political story such as the Bush v. Gore recount from the 2000 election or something bizarre such as this recent story where police responded to a disturbance call and found an intoxicated gentleman who told police he was…
    Jordan Roberts, May 1, 2019
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    House Rules Committee to hold hearing on Medicare for All

    Today at 10 a.m. the House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019. The House version of a massive government takeover of the healthcare sector is sponsored by Rep. Jayapal along with more than 100 co-sponsors. This bill is similar to the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2019
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    Congress could increase access to affordable primary care with a small fix

    In an op-ed posted over the weekend, David Balat of the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the promise of direct primary care and how Congress could make a simple fix to increase the freedom of patients to choose a more affordable primary care solution. David begins by discussing…
    Jordan Roberts, April 29, 2019
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    Trump moving forward with another round of healthcare debate

    In another healthcare twist, the President now plans to repeal and replace Obamacare after the 2020 election: The Trump administration just last week agreed with a federal judge’s ruling that said the entire Obamacare law should be struck down. I posted to the blog that it was politically unwise…
    Jordan Roberts, April 2, 2019
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    Federal judge strikes down Trump’s AHP rule

    Yesterday a Trump administration Department of Labor rule which expanded the use of association health plans (AHPs) was struck down by U.S. District judge in Washington. (For more information on AHPs see here and here).
    Jordan Roberts, March 29, 2019
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    Trump Administration says entire ACA should be struck down

    It’s a good thing no other national news has happened this week because the Affordable Care Act is back in the news. Back in December a U.S. District Court Judge agreed with 20 Republican Attorneys General that since…
    Jordan Roberts, March 26, 2019