By Grace-Marie Turner | pdf version | Seniors are beginning to get fliers in the mail alerting them to the upcoming open season for enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Both programs rely on competition and consumer…
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Gov. Pence’s Medicaid Transformation January 27, 2015 Commentary
By Grace-Marie Turner Indiana Governor Mike Pence has won approval from the Obama administration for a Medicaid waiver that begins the transformation of the program toward a consumer-directed model. Gov. Pence is building on the popular and successful Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)…
By Grace-Marie Turner Better access to data about real world patient experience holds enormous potential to help achieve many of the goals of health reform, including improving the quality and delivery of medical care, reducing costs, and improving safety and…
Awaiting critical ObamaCare lawsuit July 10, 2014 Commentary
A decision against the government could strike a blow to the heart of the ACA, sending a strong message that the administration has gone far beyond its legal authority in interpreting and changing the law. That would make it even more difficult for the administration to continue to make extra-legal changes in the future to this dysfunctional law.
Two Lawsuits Could Strike New Blows to the ACA June 12, 2014 Commentary
One case is before the U.S. Supreme Court involving the law’s affront to religious liberty. The other is before the influential D.C. Circuit Court, challenging the Obama administration’s decision to allow taxpayer subsidies for health insurance to flow through federally-created health insurance exchanges.