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    Association health plans show promising trends

    A new report released by associationhealthplans.com show that association health plans offer many benefits and are being utilized: Report Highlights: Regional associations launched 71 percent of new AHPs Vast majority of new regional associations are chamber of commerce-based 4 out of 5 new AHPs are insured through a third-party insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, January 31, 2019
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    Harris walks back “Medicare-for-All” comments

    It didn’t take long for Kamala Harris to walk back some of her comments concerning her desire to wipe out the health insurance industry. From an article posted on CNN.com: As the furor grew, a…
    Jordan Roberts, January 30, 2019
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    At least Kamala Harris is honest

    2020 Democratic nominee hopeful Kamala Harris participated a town hall with Jake Tapper in Iowa last night. She was asked about her stances on many issues including the popular “Medicare-for-All” proposal (for more discussion of this proposal see here, here, and here). Here is Kamala’s answer…
    Jordan Roberts, January 29, 2019
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    Medicare, Medicaid breed cronyism and fraud

    Another day, another massive fraud scheme where private companies scam unaccountable public health programs and profit off of taxpayer dollars. This time the culprit is Walgreens: NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower…
    Jordan Roberts, January 24, 2019
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    NYT op-ed considers benefits of a new Trump hospital rule

    Due to the on-going government shutdown and myriad of other national news stories, you probably missed a significant policy change aimed at hospital prices. The Trump Administration created a new federal rule that hospitals must post their prices to all of the procedures they perform…
    Jordan Roberts, January 22, 2019
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    Major reform, no regulations

    I’m going to use this space today to discuss two healthcare reform initiatives. One was just recently announced and one has been a policy for several years. The former is happening right here in North Carolina. It involves value-based care which I have written about before…
    Jordan Roberts, January 18, 2019
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    Small fix, huge potential results

    Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and the founder of Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care used an op-ed to describe an easy change in the law the Trump Administration could make that would open up enormous amounts of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 14, 2019
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    Chamber of Commerce CEO vows to fight single-payer proposals

    The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that the organization representing more than three million businesses would use “all of our resources” to fight single-payer proposals: “We also have to respond to calls for government-run, single-payer health care,…
    Jordan Roberts, January 11, 2019