Latest Galen Institute Features

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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Can The IRS Save Obamacare?

Obamacare’s fourth open enrollment period will begin November 1. For the Internal Revenue Service, it will be open season on uninsured taxpayers. In an effort to maximize enrollment, the IRS is mining the personal tax information of people who have chosen not to buy Obamacare policies. An estimated 8 million of them paid a tax for the privilege of remaining […]

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We need to start over on Obamacare

If elected president, will Hillary Clinton be able to revive the Affordable Care Act? No. Having fully embraced the increasingly troubled Affordable Care Act, Hillary Clinton is surely hoping health reform remains a side issue this presidential campaign. But recent developments have propelled the failures of Obamacare back into the spotlight. Costs for individual Obamacare policies are expected […]

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Far-Reaching Medicare Part B Changes Violate Separation Of Powers — And With CBO’s Blessing

Members of Congress expressed outrage at the Congressional Budget Office during a recent House hearing for assuming that sweeping, untested changes to Medicare will save $34 billion “even before you know what the project is,” Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) said. “There is no cost-benefit analysis, there is no testing done, you don’t even know what […]

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