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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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  • 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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