Thursday, January 22, 2015

Health Care

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Meratus Center | From Fortress to Frontier: How Innovation Can Save Health Care
Despite the fierce debate over health care policy, the political Left and Right are more alike than they realize. Both have spent decades pursuing policies that obstruct health care’s capacity to save lives, ease suffering, and cut costs.
Daily Signal | Medicare Reform Hearings: Making a Bipartisan Case for Common Sense
Medicare doctors face a 21 percent pay cut this year because a complex formula called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), a feature of current law, requires the drastic cut. Repealing that formula to pay physicians would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the nation’s deficits, which is why the House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding two days of hearings on new ways to reform Medicare physician payment while improving Medicare and controlling its costs.