Category: Policy

Policy Diagnosis: Free Market Healthcare Delivery Helps Patients, Doctors, and the Health Care System

By Michael Hamilton (mhamilton@heartland.org) is The Heartland Institute’s research fellow for health care issues and managing editor of Health Care News. APRIL 6, 2016 Editor’s Note: Fifteen U.S. states have active laws respecting patients and physicians who enter private agreements under a payment model called direct primary care. To help educate […]

Docs, Nurses Press for Changes to MACRA Rule

Calls for less complexity and more inclusion By Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today WASHINGTON – Public Health & Policy 06.27.2016 — As the window for feedback on physician payment reform closes, physician and specialty groups warn that implementation of an “overly complex system” should not be rushed. […]

The Sessions-Cassidy Bill: An ACA Alternative Spelled Out In Legislative Language — also allowing “HSA funds to be used to pay monthly fees for concierge medicine, which would expressly not be considered health insurance under federal law …”

The Sessions-Cassidy Bill would “Allow HSA funds to be used to pay monthly fees for concierge medicine, which would expressly not be considered health insurance under federal law …” – DOWNLOAD BILL … Up until now, there has never been such a plan because no such blueprint ever […]

The Sessions-Cassidy Bill: An ACA Alternative Spelled Out In Legislative Language — also allowing “HSA funds to be used to pay monthly fees for concierge medicine, which would expressly not be considered health insurance under federal law …”

The Sessions-Cassidy Bill would “Allow HSA funds to be used to pay monthly fees for concierge medicine, which would expressly not be considered health insurance under federal law …” – DOWNLOAD BILL … Up until now, there has never been such a plan because no such blueprint ever […]