Author Archives: Galen Institute

MACRA: The Burden of Proof

MACRA:  The Burden of Proof by Carol Monaco The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a 2,398-page final rule implementing what is likely the most complex clinician payment program in Medicare’s history, known as the Quality Payment Program, born out of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 or MACRA. As MACRA […]

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Watchdog: ObamaCare program made illegal payments

A nonpartisan government watchdog said Thursday that the Obama administration is violating the law by directing funds in an ObamaCare program to insurers instead of to the U.S. Treasury. Republicans, who had argued that the payments were illegal, hailed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) opinion. At issue is ObamaCare’s so-called reinsurance program, which is designed […]

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How Uber Will Redefine Healthcare

My Twitter pal and founding partner of Forthright Health Management, Tom Valenti, wrote in TechCrunch that “there will never be an Uber for healthcare” because “[h]ealthcare is not a transaction business; it is a relationship business.” I’ll respectfully disagree: Healthcare “Ubers” are already proliferating and will ultimately reshape 21st-century medicine. The more aspects of healthcare we can shift […]

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House Committee Investigates Illegal Administration Spending on ObamaCare

Galen Institute Senior Fellow Doug Badger testified before Congress today that “Implementation of the cost-sharing reduction program [in ObamaCare] has been irresponsible, unaccountable and, at its heart, unlawful.” Badger testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, following a hearing on the same issue yesterday before the Ways and Means Investigative subcommittee.  Both hearings […]

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