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February 18, 2015
By Sean Parnell
I've occasionally had the thought that it would be entertaining and informative to produce a 'reality' television show featuring young leftists of the Occupy Wall Street variety trying to run a retail store of some sort, perhaps an Orange Julius stand at
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February 17, 2015
By Sean Parnell
At the end of the open enrollment period last year, the Obama administration was desperate to pad the numbers to make the program look more successful than it really was.
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February 13, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Earlier this week I read an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Tevi Troy, two individuals I have a great deal of respect for.
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February 11, 2015
By Sean Parnell
This is good news for patients facing terminal illnesses:FDA seeks faster patient access to experimental drugs The Food and Drug Administration wants to dramatically simplify and speed up the application process for access to investigational drugs.
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February 10, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Building on years of rhetoric and experiments aimed at changing how doctors are paid, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced in late January Medicare would start to evaluate and compensate doctors based not only on what services are
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Health Care
February 6, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced in January she will introduce legislation hitting pharmaceutical manufacturers with additional fines when they settle complaints with the federal government.
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February 5, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Today Senators Orrin Hatch and Richard Burr, along with Representative Fred Upton, revealed their plan to replace Obamacare. It's too soon to call it "the" Republican replacement, especially since it hasn't been drafted as legislation, only as an outline.
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February 5, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Sean Parnell
The Health and Welfare Committee of the Tennessee Senate on Thursday voted 7‒4 against a bill that would allow Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to expand Medicare, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.
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February 5, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Today Senators Orrin Hatch and Richard Burr, along with Representative Fred Upton, revealed their plan to replace Obamacare. It's too soon to call it "the" Republican replacement, especially since it hasn't been drafted as legislation, only as an outline.
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February 4, 2015
By Sean Parnell
My collleague Justin Haskins, who is an editor here at Heartland, has an interesting article over at Breitbart today on yet another court case challening Obamacare.Could This Be the Case That Ends Obamacare?
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January 31, 2015
By Sean Parnell
The Obama administration just announced it will be shifting how it pays doctors under Medicare, seeking to reward “value” instead of “volume.
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January 30, 2015
By Sean Parnell
California’s budget has taken a billion-dollar hit as a result of the state’s decision to embrace the Medicaid expansion offered through the Affordable Care Act, and faces billions more in future years.
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January 24, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Gov. Bill Haslam proposes to expand Tennessee’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
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January 21, 2015
By Sean Parnell
I've gotten to know a lot about medical prices over the past few years after writing a book, The Self-Pay Patient, on how to find affordable care by paying directly for treatment and avoiding the third-party payment system entirely.
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January 19, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Rhode Island officials predicted in 2013 up to 100,000 Ocean State residents would use the state-based exchange established under the Affordable Care Act to buy health insurance.
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January 16, 2015
By Sean Parnell
One of the things proponents of Obamacare have touted is that the law supposedly brings competition and choice to the health insuance market. Today I ran across two articles.
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January 15, 2015
By Sean Parnell
One of the things to come out of Obamacare were so-called 'Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans,' or Co-Ops as they are more often called.
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January 14, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Chris Jacobs is policy director for America Next, a conservative think tank, and works a lot on health care issues.
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January 12, 2015
By Sean Parnell
The use of generic medicines has dramatically reduced the cost of prescription drugs in this country. It now looks like ‘biosimilars,’ which are roughly speaking generic versions of biological medicines, may finally be coming to the market in the U.S.
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January 9, 2015
By Sean Parnell
One of the things I've been saying for a while is that when the dust clears and Obamacare is fully implemented, it's probably going to look an awful lot like a massive Medicaid expansion with a modest boost in the individual health insurance market.
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January 8, 2015
By Sean Parnell
The New York Times today reports that the number of uninsured people in the U.S.
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January 7, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Yesterday I had kind words to say about Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and his decision in early 2014 to show leadership instead of political opportunism in devoting his entire State of the State address to drug abuse.
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January 6, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Praise for Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin from anyone connected to The Heartland Institute is probably not very common.
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January 5, 2015
By Sean Parnell
Several weeks ago I wrote a piece that appeared in National Review, arguing that the GOP Congress must have legislation ready to go in the event the U.S.
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December 31, 2014
By Sean Parnell
I've reported before on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's decision to pull the plug on a single-payer plan due to the astonishing levels of taxation that would be required to fund it (see: Vermont Governor Abandons Single Payer Plan).
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December 30, 2014
By Sean Parnell
In a move that could have serious consequences for the prescription drug industry, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority filed a lawsuit alleging drug-maker Gilead Sciences is engaging in “price gouging” because some buyers of Sovaldi ,
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December 29, 2014
By Sean Parnell
New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), who chairs the Health Committee of the New York State Assembly, began holding hearings across the state of New York in December as part of an effort to drum up support for a single-payer health care
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December 18, 2014
By Sean Parnell
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced at a hastily organized press conference in mid-December he would not pursue a single-payer health care plan in 2015.
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December 18, 2014
By Matthew Glans, Sean Parnell
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) has announced he will abandon his plan to create the nation’s first state-based single-payer health care system.
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December 18, 2014
By Sean Parnell
Over the past week I've had the opportunity to really look at the numbers behind what it would take in terms of taxes to finance a single-payer health plan in both Vermont and New York.
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December 17, 2014
By Sean Parnell
This morning CNN reported President Obama will be announcing a new Cuba policy, one that lightens sanctions, permits greater travel, and opens business and banking opportunities.
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December 11, 2014
By Sean Parnell
The number of doctors willing to see Medicaid patients has been in decline for quite a while, due primarily to the low reimbursement rates the program offers.
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December 9, 2014
By Sean Parnell
I was a guest on WXXI News in Rochester, New York this afternoon, on the show Connections.
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December 8, 2014
By Sean Parnell
Early next year, Gov. Shumlin (D) will unveil a long-awaited financing plan for his proposed single-payer health care system. At least, that’s the expectation.
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December 5, 2014
By Sean Parnell
I did a podcast interview with Yevgeniy Feyman of the Manhattan Institute, which went up on the Heartland site this morning. We discussed a new study showing it costs about $2.
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December 4, 2014
By Sean Parnell
It's hard to keep track of all the you-passed-it-so-we-could-see-what's-in-it-and-now-we-see-it-sucks moments that Americans have had since Obamacare passed, but here's another one to add to the list, courtesy of Kaiser Health News:Obamacare 'Glitch'
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December 2, 2014
By Sean Parnell
I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of the blog The Incidental Economist, run by Dr. Aaron Carroll and economist Austin Frakt, which focuses on health care policy. As I tell people, they're frequently wrong but always insightful.
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December 1, 2014
By Sean Parnell
Yesterday's Washington Post has a story regarding the general failure of Obamacare's SHOP exchanges to expand health coverage. A sample: A year after the Obama administration temporarily shelved an unfinished part of HealthCare.
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November 26, 2014
By Sean Parnell
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services once again lowered its estimate of the number of Americans enrolled in health plans through government exchanges in 2014. The 6.
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November 24, 2014
By Sean Parnell
Kaiser Health News offers a pretty good roundup of stories each day on health care, and anybody who wants to stay on top of things would be well advised to subscribe to their daily e-mail (it's free).
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