By John R. Graham | Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 1:45 PM PST | Comments Off on Medicare, Medicaid and VA at High Risk for Waste, Fraud and Abuse, Says GAO
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its biennial update of federal programs “that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement...” Healthcare programs feature high on the list. Medicare, the entitlement program for seniors, and Medicaid, the joint state-federal welfare program for low-income households, are...
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By John C. Goodman | Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 9:23 PM PST | 9 Comments
There is no topic in healthcare that is more misunderstood than what other countries are doing. At both ends of the political spectrum, the mistake is the same: the belief that other healthcare systems are radically different from our own. They aren’t. Take the United States and Canada. I would say that the healthcare...
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By David J. Theroux | Sunday March 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM PST | 4 Comments
With the enormous and dangerous implications of Obamacare for American health care, employment, innovation and the economy, understanding the actual track record of existing governmental control and management of health care services is of enormous relevance to what health care nationalization/socialization promises to create. As a result, the Independent Institute has just released the...
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