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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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  • ObamaCare is a success … at sucking vast sums of money from the private sector

    ObamaCare is a success … at sucking vast sums of money from the private sector0

    • August 7, 2017

    ObamaCare forces the purchase of health insurance without regard to its price, quality, or value. Federal policies that increase coverage increase the amount of money flowing to special interests. Federal policies that decrease coverage mean more money for private households. No wonder both ObamaCare supporters and Obamacare reformers evaluate proposed changes on whether they increase or decrease coverage.

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  • We don’t need Obamacare to cover those with pre-existing conditions

    We don’t need Obamacare to cover those with pre-existing conditions0

    • June 13, 2017

    Properly structured stand-alone high risk pools and medically underwritten individual health policies guaranteed coverage for more than a decade before ObamaCare.

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  • ObamaCare has failed patients with pre-existing conditions

    ObamaCare has failed patients with pre-existing conditions0

    • May 16, 2017

    There are many ways to provide medical care for people with pre-existing conditions. Real world experience shows that some work better than others. Properly structured stand-alone high risk pools and medically underwritten individual health policies guaranteed coverage for more than a decade before ObamaCare. They cost much less and provided more flexible coverage. Why not repeal ObamaCare and introduce new and improved structures based on past successes?

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