A Snapshot of the Health Care Workforce
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A Snapshot of the Health Care Workforce

John Graham - March 24, 2014

How is the health care workforce changing under ObamaCare? How is the health care workforce changing under ObamaCare? This month’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor…

Some Hospitals, Physicians Dropping Out of Government EHR Program
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Some Hospitals, Physicians Dropping Out of Government EHR Program

John Graham - March 17, 2014

The 2009 HITECH Act authorized billions of taxpayers’ dollars be spent to pay hospitals and physicians “incentives” to adopt EHRs. The 2009 HITECH Act authorized billions of…

Lankford Introduces Legislation Giving Congressional Authority to Interstate Health Care Compact
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Lankford Introduces Legislation Giving Congressional Authority to Interstate Health Care Compact

John Graham - March 13, 2014

In February, Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) introduced legislation (H.J.Res.110) that would give Congressional approval to states entering the Health Care Compact. This is an important step forward…

Almost Anyone Can Claim ObamaCare Tax Credits
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Almost Anyone Can Claim ObamaCare Tax Credits

John Graham - March 11, 2014

What to make of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ notice that it will pay out retroactive ObamaCare premium tax credits and cost-reducing subsidies to people…

Will Maine Legislation Punish the Messenger?
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Will Maine Legislation Punish the Messenger?

John Graham - March 5, 2014

So far, Maine has resisted the temptation to grab new federal Medicaid dollars dangled by ObamaCare. So far, Maine has resisted the temptation to grab new federal…

FDA’s Sham Regulations Impede Medical Innovation
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FDA’s Sham Regulations Impede Medical Innovation

John Graham - March 2, 2014

In the Wall Street Journal this week, Dr. Scott Gottlieb discussed (gated, by subscription only) a worrying trend in the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of medical devices. In the Wall Street…

Medicare Advantage Cuts Don’t Bite: Health Insurers’ Stocks Rally
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Medicare Advantage Cuts Don’t Bite: Health Insurers’ Stocks Rally

John Graham - February 28, 2014

Late Friday, after the stock market closed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed n Late Friday, after the stock market closed, the Centers…

Long Term, Health Spending on State and Local Government Workers Outpaces Medicaid
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Long Term, Health Spending on State and Local Government Workers Outpaces Medicaid

John Graham - February 24, 2014

In a previous post I reported that health benefits for government workers cost 40 percent more than benefits for private-sector workers. This extra cost imposes a significant burden…

Health Reform: Making the Senate Republican Plan Better
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Health Reform: Making the Senate Republican Plan Better

John Graham - February 10, 2014

Three Republican Senators have released a health-care reform proposal that has attracted much attention. One of the three, Orrin Hatch, is likely to chair the Senate Finance…

“I Felt Like a Hostage”: Towards a Solution for Medical Price Transparency
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“I Felt Like a Hostage”: Towards a Solution for Medical Price Transparency

John Graham - January 30, 2014

I recently wrote an article critical of a business groups’ approach to improving transparency of prices for medical and hospital procedures. However, we do have a serious…