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Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage

Uwe Reinhardt had a column the other day in which he argued that:

  1. We are paying Medicare Advantage plans more than we pay for similar patients in traditional Medicare.
  2. Enrollees in traditional Medicare are paying higher Part B premiums in order to subsidize the higher MA payments.
  3. This is bad ...

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They Mean Well. They Just Can’t Get Their Act Together. Really?!

They Mean Well. They Just Can’t Get Their Act Together. Really?!

Dangerous Twits (Monty Python)Perhaps the most repeated cliché in American education is this: “They mean well. They just can’t get their act together.”

Teachers, parents, politicians, and editorial writers repeat this cliché when they want to forgive the Education Establishment for creating so many ...

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Is The Welfare State Kind?

Is The Welfare State Kind?

Uwe Reinhardt, writing at The New York Times economics blog the other day, made two points: (1) we’re not as kind as other countries are and (2) even if we were just as kind we couldn’t do as much for the needy because health care prices in this country are so much higher.

I’ll have to address ...

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The Year of ObamaCare

The Year of ObamaCare

As of today, ObamaCare is the law of the land. Or more accurately, those parts of ObamaCare that weren’t unilaterally changed or delayed to serve the interests of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party heading in the 2014 election. Despite those efforts, it would appear that 2014 will ...

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Thomas More Law Center Requests Temporary Restraining Order in New Case Challenging the HHS Mandate

Thomas More Law Center Requests Temporary Restraining Order in New Case Challenging the HHS Mandate

On Monday, December 23, 2013, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in its newest case challenging the HHS Mandate. The case has been assigned to Federal District Judge Stephen J. ...

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Not Every Health Condition Is Insurable

Not Every Health Condition Is Insurable

With all the discussion over the need for healthcare in the U.S., one question is never asked: is a person’s health insurable?

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises helped clarify what types of events are open to insurance when he defined two types of probability. Case probabilitiesare those ...

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Legatus, Largest Catholic Business Organization Obtains Preliminary Injunction in HHS Mandate

ANN ARBOR, MI – Legatus, the Nation's largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders, obtained a Preliminary Injunction against the Federal Government in its case challenging the HHS Mandate. Federal District Judge Robert H. Cleland of the Eastern District of Michigan ...

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Top 10 Broken Obamacare Promises

Top 10 Broken Obamacare Promises

Since the passage of Obamacare in 2010, many of the President’s famous promises have been routinely broken. As he so ironically threatened in 2009, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.”[1] To that end, here are 10 promises of Obamacare that have already proved to be ...

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Why Do Employers Do What They Do?

Why Do Employers Do What They Do?

Would employers risk rate employees on their employer health insurance plans if they could? Why don’t they impose a mandate on employees? These questions are asked by Austin Frakt. (See here and here.) In asking them, he is inviting us to compare employer insurance pools with markets such as those ...

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