The CBO Bludgeon

A Sliver of Savings from Per Capita Allocations

The dire effects some ascribe to normalizing the FMAP and limiting federal Medicaid spending through per capita allocations are not supported by data, according to a new analysis by Doug Badger updated to reflect new CMS data.

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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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MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

Physicians face significant challenges in complying with a complex barrage of new federal payment rules for Medicare that threaten the survival of private medical practices and could compromise the quality of patient care.

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It’s time to shut down HealthCare.gov

During the early 1970s, students at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology carried out what is reputed to be the first e-commerce transaction: the sale of an undetermined quantity of marijuana. This year, global online retail sales are projected to exceed $2.4 trillion. By 2020, e-commerce will account for 14.6 percent of all retail purchases, […]

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Yes, Republicans Have a Plan for Health Reform

They aim to create a flexible, consumer-friendly system. Despite assertions to the contrary from the media and the left, Republicans do have a plan for health reform—but it will not be another 2,000-page behemoth attempting to re-engineer our health sector from the top down, with a conservative twist. Conservatives have seen from the failed experiment with Obamacare the […]

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