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Kasich: Only 'Political Or Ideological' People Oppose Ohio's Medicaid Expansion - Forbes

It’s certainly fair to judge politicians on what they’ve done for the poor. But Medicaid traps the poor in a failing system that leaves them with little to no access to the care they actually need.John Kasich’s self-righteousness is bad enough.

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Economists Say Third-Party Payment Key to Increases in Medical Cost | MediBlog

Notice the two graphs that I included below:

The first shows the gradual decline of patient-dollars (out-of-pocket expenses) as a percentage of total healthcare expenditures from 1960 – 2006. 274 more words

Next Steps To Turn the Tide Against Cancer

Three weeks ago, 200+ health care leaders representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders convened in Washington, D.C., for the second conference of the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation initiative… 518 more words

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How High Will Your Health Insurance Premiums Go In 2015? - Hugh Hewitt - Page full

Colorado health-insurance consumers relying on tax credits will see their share of premiums rise an average of 77 percent next year if they keep the same plans, according to the state’s preliminary analysis.

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Is Medicaid-Associated Overuse of Emergency Departments Just a Temporary Surge? | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

What is important to remember about Medicaid and similar programs is that you can sign up when you need care. People with private insurance can only sign up during open-enrollment periods.

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Mars and Venus on Medicaid | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

In 2012, over 26 million Medicaid dependents were enrolled in MCOs and 8.8 million were enrolled in PCCM. However, enrollment is not randomly distributed among the Medicaid population.

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Reflections from the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Conference

Following the Turning the Tide Against Cancer national conference last Thursday, I’ve had time to reflect on what we must do next to improve how patients experience cancer care. 366 more words

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