by | Jan 29, 2018

When Americans receive their medications and drugs at hospitals it may seem like a relatively straightforward process. However as the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this past year has shown, the medical care market is extraordinary complex with…

by | Jan 26, 2018

Earlier this month, two changes occurred  that will alter the direction of the country and one of its largest welfare programs, while cementing a signature achievement of President Trump’s first term. On January 11, the Trump administration alerted state Medicaid…

by | Jan 26, 2018

Anyone over the age of 30 has lived through a rather profound shift in federal priorities. A half-century ago, defense accounted for 45 percent of federal outlays at $405 billion. Medicare and health, combining for $45 billion, constituted five percent…

by | Jan 17, 2018

Last week the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a “community engagement” requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for lower income people. So far, ten states intend to do it, though not…

by | Jan 15, 2018

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states could experiment with work requirements and volunteer community service as prerequisites for Medicaid eligibility, the melodramatic response from the Democrats and their media allies was as predictable as…

by | Nov 13, 2017

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s,…

by | Aug 21, 2017

When the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis advised the President to declare a national emergency to deal with the overdose epidemic, HHS Secretary Tom Price wisely suggested that this step wouldn’t be particularly useful: “[T]he opioid…

by | Aug 3, 2017

Health care snatches the same portion of our purses as income taxes did in 1981 when Ronald Reagan famously slashed rates. So why did Reagan’s party punt on legislation to alleviate the crippling burdens health-care costs put on citizens? In…

by | Jul 24, 2017

It’s no grand revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief. Senator Mitch McConnell wants a Senate vote on full repeal of Obamacare with two years to come up with a replacement. This would be the ideal…

by | Jul 18, 2017

As a physician, I treat Medicaid patients in New York City. Perhaps to your surprise, I can say with assurance that my patients receive good care. Those looking for a bottom-line may read no further. For those interested in the…

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