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Government - the only sphere on earth where abject failure leads to more power and responsibility

It is a curious and novel tendency that government failures don’t lead to accountability and a search for knowledge and truth, but rather inexorable demands for yet more powers. 388 more words

Economics

The left's massive remake of healthcare strikes and fails again

In a recent Modern Healthcare article, it is evident that small health plans and insurers are being heavily penalized by the ACA’s risk corridor program in a shocking, but not entirely unpredictable, bit of reverse corporate wealth redistribution in which money is actually flowing from small businesses and insurers to the behemoths in the industry such as Anthem and Aetna. 210 more words

Economics

Limiting health insurance plan choice is harmful to consumers

A significant component of the Affordable Care Act is the forced standardization of health care coverage through prescribed components that must be carried by insurance plans. 878 more words

Economics

Stemming the Escalating Cost of Prescription Drugs

Back in October, I wrote about escalating drug prices.  Last week, ACP President Nitin Damle was testifying before Congress about the CREATES Act (“Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016”).  535 more words

Advocacy

We are from the government, and while we created this mess, we are here with a 900 page dictate to help

Health and Human Services, ever so helpful, is now taking aim at simplifying patient billing, a problem largely of the government’s own creation due to decades-long healthcare meddling (thanks to my friend Bob for the picture above). 360 more words

Economics

A brief history of how the American healthcare system became high cost and low performance

In two separate but connected articles posted on the Mises Institute website, Part 1 covering the pre-World War II construct of American healthcare and Part 2  1,705 more words

Economics

Senate Panel Sends $164M Health, Labor Funding Bill To Floor

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations sent a $164 billion funding bill to the Senate floor that would increase money for health care research; restore year-round grants available to college students and work to fight opioid addiction. 293 more words