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Rational Risk Pools

Rational Risk Pools

Today's subject title is an oxymoron.

But before getting into that, note two things: (1) the Obama Administration's approach to health reform envisions the creation of risk pools for otherwise uninsurable people - to bridge the gap from where we are now to 2014, when health plans will have to ...

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What Will Health Reform Do For America's Hospitals?

What Will Health Reform Do For America's Hospitals?

Medicaid, Medicare, And The Insurance Exchanges

The new health reform law's central message to America's hospitals is a classic good news/bad news story. First, the good news. Hospital exposure to 46 million uninsured Americans showing up in their ERs is about to drop by two-thirds over the next ...

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Health Alert | Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Health Alert | Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

One of the stated goals of health reform is to make medical prices more transparent. In fact, one provision will force insurers to reveal what they pay doctors. No matter how ill-advised that policy, there is a conceptual problem that plagues advocates of consumer-directed health care. Consider ...

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Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill

Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill

Most people know about the individual mandate in the new health care bill, but the bill contained another mandate that could be far more costly.

A few wording changes to the tax code's section 6041 regarding 1099 reporting were slipped into the 2000-page health legislation. The changes will force ...

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The Healthcare Act Money Pit

The Healthcare Act Money Pit

President Obama says the new healthcare act will save money. Check out this list and tell me if you think it will. Remember, all of them will require a vast bureaucracy to manage.

NEW Boards and Commissions created under the new health care law

1. Grant program for consumer assistance offices ...

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Health Alert | Patients Managing Their Own Health Care Budgets

Health Alert | Patients Managing Their Own Health Care Budgets

Critics of consumer-directed health care often argue that patients are not knowledgeable enough and the market is not transparent enough for consumerism to work in health care. But a new study by The Commonwealth Fundsays there is an international trend toward self-directed care (SDC) and it is ...

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The Federal Health Care Nullification Act

State's Sovereignty

Los Angeles, CA  (PRWEB) April 19, 2010 "Now that Health Care reform has been signed into law, the question people ask most is "What do we do about it?" said Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center.  "The status quo response includes lobbying congress, marching on ...

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What to do about National Health Care? Nullify Now!

What to do about National Health Care? Nullify Now!

State's Sovereignty

The following is based off a speech given at the Palm Desert Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2010

There are a few core beliefs that guide me in everything I do as the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

 

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Siraj Wahhaj Starts Health Clinics, Enjoys a Media Whitewash

Siraj Wahhaj Starts Health Clinics, Enjoys a Media Whitewash

For Siraj Wahhaj, a New York-based radical imam, it is a time of recovery. Just as good medicine has improved his health, bad journalism is helping to improve his image.

Wahhaj appeared in Philadelphia last month to announce the creation of a network of free health clinics, citing inspiration from ...

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