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In These 10 States, Cost-of-Living and Cost-of-Care Are Dramatically Different

Brad Wright - June 23, 2015

It’s widely known that it costs a lot more to live in some parts of the country than others. Off the top of your head, you can…

Business
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Wonder What Would Happen If A Hospital Near You Closed? Read This.

Brad Wright - June 16, 2015

In many communities around the country, hospitals are one of–if not the–largest employers. Consequently, there are undoubtedly economic issues that would befall an area if its hospital…

Business
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Iowa’s in the National News Right Now, and It’s for a Reason You Wouldn’t Expect

Brad Wright - June 3, 2015

Sure, the Presidential Election is only about 18 months away, but the campaigns–especially among the crowded Republican field–are well underway. With its first in the nation primary–the…

Taxing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?
Business
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Taxing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?

Brad Wright - April 3, 2015

Well, we’ve come to the end. This is the final post in the multi-part series on the Burr-Hatch-Upton proposal known as the Patient CARE Act. This one…

Seeing Through the Patient CARE Act: Why Transparency Won’t Fix Our System
Business
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Business
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Seeing Through the Patient CARE Act: Why Transparency Won’t Fix Our System

Brad Wright - March 31, 2015

The Burr-Hatch-Upton proposal known as the Patient CARE Act would like us to move towards a system of transparency in health care that will “inform and empower…

Medical Malpractice Reform Just Won’t Go Away
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Medical Malpractice Reform Just Won’t Go Away

Brad Wright - March 26, 2015

We’re continuing along in our section-by-section analysis of the Burr-Hatch-Upton Proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and today’s topic is reforming the medical malpractice system.…

A Medicaid Block Grant by Any Other Name Would Stink
Business
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A Medicaid Block Grant by Any Other Name Would Stink

Brad Wright - March 24, 2015

The Burr-Hatch-Upton proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for a “transition to capped allotment to provide states with predictable funding and flexibility.” The focus…

Business
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Health Wonk Review: Spring Forward Edition

Brad Wright - March 16, 2015

This has been a record-setting winter, and not in a good way (here’s looking at you, New England). It’s also been a volatile time in the world…

Consumer-Directed Tax Shelters
Business
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Business
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Consumer-Directed Tax Shelters

Brad Wright - March 12, 2015

Many readers will be familiar with–and in fact may even have–health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), Archer medical savings accounts (MSAs), or flexible spending accounts…

Giving Power to the States, But at Whose Expense?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Giving Power to the States, But at Whose Expense?

Brad Wright - March 6, 2015

Like any good conservative proposal, the Burr-Hatch-Upton plan to replace the ACA puts an emphasis on devolving decisionmaking from the federal government to the states. Like any…