Posts Tagged ‘health policy’

Welfare through Insurance

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

These authors have the terrible idea of rolling food and housing welfare in Medicare, Medicaid, and “private” insurance. The authors: “Michael Darrouzet is the CEO of the Texas Medical Association. Jennifer Hanscom is the executive director and CEO of the Washington State Medical Association. Philip Schuh is the executive vice president and CFO of the Medical Society of the State of New York.”

The U.S. Testing Fiasco

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Paul Romer discusses “the massive damage that the FDA is doing by restricting the supply and use of tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” He notes that “although the FDA promptly approved the broken test from the CDC, it took an excruciatingly long time to approve tests that actually worked.” Romer includes many details and many citations pointing to specific aspects of the problem. Maddening.

Massive Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The chickens have come home to roost in a huge way with the federal government pushing health insurance into an employer-paid model. “Colorado is preparing for a breathtaking spike in people enrolling in Medicaid, about half of a million people.”