The CBO Bludgeon

The Massachusetts' Not-So-NICE Waiver Idea

It would put an appointed board in charge of making decisions about what drugs Medicaid patients will be able to get, not their doctors.

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The CBO Bludgeon

The CBO Bludgeon

CBO is detached from reality in its analysis of the House health reform bill.

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A Faith-Based Approach to Reform

A Faith-Based Approach to Reform

Restoring Christ-centered medicine through public policy changes centered around subsidiarity and the doctor patient relationship

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More and better information can enhance patient care

With Congress intensely focused on big decisions involving health reform legislation, it’s easy to miss other initiatives that are quietly moving through Congress which could make a major contribution to achieving the goals of health reform One example is a measure offered by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that would open the lines of communication between […]

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New Taxes Won’t Lower Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices continue to be a hot political issue, with the Trump administration preparing to release an action plan as soon as repeal and replace legislation clears Congress. Mick Mulvaney, who heads the White House budget office and is participating in the talks, floated an idea last week that should quickly be crossed off […]

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Medicaid Per Capita Caps: When Democrats Supported and Republicans Opposed Them, 1995–1997

by Doug Badger ABSTRACT: Congressional Republicans have called for restructuring Medicaid, reviving a debate that has largely remained dormant for two decades. During the mid-1990s, Congress and President Clinton advanced competing Medicaid reform proposals. Republicans urged that the federal government issue Medicaid block grants to states. The White House and congressional Democrats proposed instead to […]

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