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DC Rounds: Social Media Snapshot – Week of March 27th

Twitter: Support direct Free market healthcare where the patient is the cutomer and physicians are professionals…. http://t.co/LpBVplJDpn — Sam Wise, MD (@SamWiseMD) March 24, 2015 "There is no free market in the health-care system; Medicare is price-fixing at its worst." http://t.co/ArJ0J2e7cN HT @Sonodoc99 — AssocAmerPhys&Surg (@AAPSonline) March 24, 2015 The next leg of Obamacare for…

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Where True Prices Originate

It has always amazed me that while big hospital systems continue to claim that it is impossible for them to display their prices for medical services, insurance carriers know in advance what they are going to pay these same hospitals for these very same services.  Even the central planners running the socialized medicine programs in…

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DC Rounds: Unpacking the Burr-Hatch-Upton Plan

The American Enterprise Institute recently published a brief on the Senator Burr, Senator Hatch, and Representative Upton healthcare reform plan.  The Burr-Hatch-Upton plan adopts consumer-based reforms of the insurance market, modernizes the Medicaid program, and makes other changes intended to lower cost and increase choices. The provisions include: Insurance Markets – the plan includes elimination of…

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DC Rounds: Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Hearing Description: The House Health subcommittee this week to receive an update from HHS, GAO, and OIG on the 340B Drug Discount Program. Oversight has been lacking on the program and complications have come up since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Hearing Date: March 24th, 2015 Hearing Summary: The House Health subcommittee met this…

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DC Rounds: Social Media Snapshot – Week of March 20th, 2015

Twitter: Ohio has put 500,000 able bodied adults on the welfare rolls, creating an entire new entitlement class. #ohgop http://t.co/gs2amRawgk — The FGA (@TheFGA) March 20, 2015 King v. Burwell, who?: Most Americans Unaware Obamacare Subsidies Are At Risk http://t.co/ywXPciWNHY via @khnews — Miami Herald Health (@MHhealth) March 20, 2015 5 years after Democrats forced…