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  • For health policy that works, look at the evidence

    For health policy that works, look at the evidence0

    • May 30, 2018

    When a policy generating a lot of fame and fortune starts to go wrong, the temptation to ignore new data can be irresistible. For over 50 years, mainstream U.S. health policy makers have promoted research supporting Kenneth Arrow’s 1963 assertion that “it is the general social consensus, clearly, that the laissez-faire solution for medicine is

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  • HB18-1358: The Health Care Price Transparency Bill

    HB18-1358: The Health Care Price Transparency Bill0

    • May 7, 2018

    IB-B-2018 (May 2018) Author: Linda Gorman DOWNLOAD REPORT IN PDF Executive Summary: Americans pay for their health care in a variety of ways. People paying cash for services pay posted prices or prices individually negotiated with providers. Those who pay individual health plan premiums pay network providers the amount their insurer has negotiated, covering deductibles

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  • Proposed health transparency bills bad medicine for Colorado

    Proposed health transparency bills bad medicine for Colorado0

    • May 1, 2018

    Maybe Colorado legislators can explain how the heavy cost of their transparency bills will improve Obamacare insurance rules, Medicare pricing, the FDA review process, and the Hatch-Waxman Act corruption of normal patent law.

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  • Obama is gone, but his fiscal waste is still befouling American health care

    Obama is gone, but his fiscal waste is still befouling American health care0

    • April 3, 2018

    For real health care waste, it is hard to beat the Obama administration. Crony capitalists, academic institutions, select nonprofits, and state bureaucracies are raking in enormous sums. Ordinary Americans are paying the price. If government officials cannot find the courage to return control of health care to patients and their doctors, American health care quality

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  • Senate Bill 18-023: The Free Speech in Medicine Act

    Senate Bill 18-023: The Free Speech in Medicine Act0

    • February 12, 2018

    IB-A-2018 (February 2018) Author: Linda Gorman DOWNLOAD REPORT IN PDF Executive Summary: The question is whether prohibiting the dissemination of truthful medical information about off-label use of prescription drugs does more good than harm.

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  • It’s time to scrap federal physician quality measurements

    It’s time to scrap federal physician quality measurements0

    • January 17, 2018

    When ObamaCare passed, ABMS had a virtual monopoly. The Affordable Care Act used the standard tactic of creating market power by listing specific requirements that only the ABMS program could meet. Among other things, “equivalent programs” would have to report patient data to a registry, require periodic exams, and conducting periodic “practice assessments.”

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