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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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  • Medicaid funds shouldn’t be used to subsidize state taxes on health care

    Medicaid funds shouldn’t be used to subsidize state taxes on health care0

    • December 5, 2017

    Medicaid patients are the losers. Studies suggest that higher Medicaid reimbursements are associated with better care, and that Medicaid patients are more likely to be treated by lower quality hospitals and less highly trained physicians. Recent studies also suggest that the health reforms favored by state and federal governments have done little to improve quality or reduce costs.

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  • Reforming the False Claims Act could improve American health care

    Reforming the False Claims Act could improve American health care0

    • October 24, 2017

    Plaintiffs allege too little care, too much care, billing errors, record-keeping violations, and differences in opinion about medical necessity.

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  • Congress could improve health care by reforming the False Claims Act

    Congress could improve health care by reforming the False Claims Act0

    • September 28, 2017

    In a new Independence Institute working paper on the use and misuse of the False Claims Act (FCA), attorneys Mark W. Pearlstein and Laura McLane explain how an 1863 statute written to expose and punish Civil War contractors who billed for gunpowder and supplied kegs full of sawdust raises costs and threatens access to medical care.

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  • Foreign health care is no model for the United States

    Foreign health care is no model for the United States0

    • September 21, 2017

    by Linda Gorman Repealing ObamaCare would produce better outcomes for patients, those who care for them, and those who pay their bills. To understand why, policy makers must recognize that national expenditures on health care are not the same as health care costs, admit that international comparisons omitting the costs of waiting lists are invalid,

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