What if there was a way to simultaneously reduce the stunning levels of health care fraud in the United States while also combating the opioid crisis ravaging our communities? Well, there is. To read this op-ed, please visit the Morning Consult.
Replacing the current Medicare card with a high-tech “smart card” could help prevent billions of dollars in fraud while reducing medical errors and saving lives. To Read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Health.
Thinking of retiring in a few years? Beware of what is likely to come. Government has created a massive, new and costly benefit called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the same time, government has been burnishing existing programs to rapidly convert people into beneficiaries. Taxpayers will soon be hijacked to pay the unprecedented costs, […]
Some of the government decisions that push Americans toward the brink of sanity are in healthcare policies that can and should be reversed. With forethought and some political courage, better health policies can be adopted that allow consumers to make better arrangements and save substantially. The following opportunities call for smarter government policies – they […]
In November 2013, the FDA ordered a medical testing upstart named 23andMe to halt selling its $99 genetic testing service to consumers until it could prove the tests were reliable. By February 2015, 23andMe was vindicated and able to sell at least some testing. The FDA announced that it will allow patients to get partial […]
If doctors and patients take advantage of the steady stream of miracle treatments that restore function or save lives, the tab will be hideous. Can Medicare, Medicaid and The Affordable Care Act (ACA) accommodate these costly treatments, or will government decide on some “sacrifices” to be made? Some organ transplants such as; heart ($658,000), lung, […]
If you were working hard and caring for your family you might have missed some federal subsidies that parallel consumers’ spending. The Consumer Expenditure Survey for 2011, shows an average household spent $64,000 and the top seven categories account for 87% of it. Except for vehicle-related and entertainment, the federal government already offers subsidies in […]
An important question behind today’s health care issues should be; what are the right screenings and treatments to pursue? “Right” means those practices established as best by the most unbiased and medically competent practitioners. But that was before politicians started hijacking the “right answers.” The key question behind health care issues has become; who should […]
What if regulations prevented your doctor from prescribing you the correct course of treatment for your illness? That is exactly what will be happening, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) moves ahead to implement a seriously flawed medical device auction program. That program, if not fixed, will reduce patient access to prescribed medical […]
Brent Wilkes, Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, spoke at ACI’s Capitol Hill sponsored event. Other speakers included Peter Cramton (University of Maryland Economics Professor) and Steve Grist (Assistant Attorney General of Virginia).