John R. Graham | Monday July 25, 2016 at 5:13 PM PDT | Comments Off on The Republican Platform on Health Care: Good, Bad, and So-So
The Republican National Convention churned out a 58-page campaign platform that did not ignore health reform. The committee that drafted it was co-chaired by Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, and U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. Whatever the likelihood of its enacted, it represents some kind of...
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Tags: antitrust, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, premium support, Republican Party platform
John R. Graham | Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6:30 AM PDT | Comments Off on One in Five Primary-Care Doctors Not Taking New Medicare Patients
If you learned that 93 percent of non-pediatric primary care physicians took Medicare patients and 94 percent took patients with private insurance, you would likely conclude that Medicare is doing just fine. Unfortunately, such data do not describe physicians’ behavior at the margin, which is what will determine future access to Medicare. The Kaiser...
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Tags: Affordable Care Organizations, Medicare, premium support