“Medicaid now covers 1 in 4 Americans, but Congress may soon lock even more into an expensive program with inadequate access to doctors and poor health outcomes,” Brian Blase writes today in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, “The Next Medicaid Blowout.” “One section of the $3.5 trillion bill Democrats are trying to push through Congress would create a new federal Medicaid program to cover mainly … [Read more...] about Medicaid Blowout
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How a program for the poor pushes Americans into poor-quality facilities. By Stephen A. Moses and Brian C. Blase | June 1, 2020 7:13 pm ET With increased focus on the huge number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, long-term care expert Steve Moses and Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase write that federal payment policies are partly to blame for the low quality of care in many … [Read more...] about Nursing Homes, Coronavirus and Medicaid
Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal by Brian Blase | The left’s new priority is to convince Congress to send hundreds of billions of additional dollars to states to help them weather the coronavirus storm. A leading Democratic proposal would funnel the money through Medicaid, with a built-in incentive for states to keep their economies closed and unemployment rates high. The bill, … [Read more...] about Caution! Medicaid and coronavirus relief don’t mix!
The share of recipients who aren’t eligible has grown sharply since the expansion began in 2014 Improper spending in the Medicaid program more than tripled in 2019, according to an analysis by scholars Brian Blase and Aaron Yelowitz, pointing to misuse of the program since it was dramatically expanded under Obamacare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a … [Read more...] about Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid
The Wall Street Journal published another commentary by Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase about the damage the ACA has done to individual health coverage. He also describes efforts by the Trump administration to broaden choices and make insurance more affordable. Here are highlights:Biden’s Plan for Health is Already a FailureObamaCare was supposed to improve the individual market. It … [Read more...] about ObamaCare Made Individual Market Worse
Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase reports in a Wall Street Journal op-ed about millions of working, middle-income people being illegally enrolled in Medicaid, the health program designed for poor and vulnerable Americans. Brian and Cato senior fellow Aaron Yelowitz write about new research exposing “ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception:” ObamaCare is supposed to make Medicaid available to … [Read more...] about ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception
The Galen Institute is delighted to announce that former presidential advisor Brian Blase is joining the Galen Institute as a Senior Fellow. Until last month, Brian served on the White House’s National Economic Council where he succeeded in implementing important health policy initiatives, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Short-Term Limited-Duration Health Plans, Association … [Read more...] about New Scholar Joins Galen Institute, Pens WSJ Piece!