The specter of even more pronounced rising costs, as evidenced by Kaiser’s study, may not only keep the economy stagnant, but exacerbate the already fragile situation.
Republicans did not do enough to advance free market reforms within the health care system when they last controlled both houses of Congress, some of the medical doctors who now serve in the House have said. Rep. Fleming and Rep. Cassidy are both calling for reforms built around “price transparency.”
Gov. Jindal estimates that transitioning towards coordinated-care will save the state $135 million annually. It would also lead to improved health care quality.
Unelected bureaucrats could be empowered with unchecked authority to set rates for Medicare reimbursement and block access to prescription drugs, a new lawsuit against ObamaCare warns.
Kansas officials also noted that the Early Innovator grant does nothing to slow the explosive growth of health care and health care costs.
A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.
Those pushing for this plan in Baton Rouge continue to do so without taking into account alternatives which would be more efficient and avoid wasteful spending.
Libertarians with the Cato Institute ardently endorse Gov. Bobby Jindal’s resistance to health care exchanges that could be used to implement ObamaCare regulations. But other Republicans say the exchanges can be used to advance free market reforms.
467,000 new enrollees will be added in our state under the new health care law. This will even further strain efforts of patients to gain access to quality care while further exacerbating Louisiana’s fiscal crisis.
Jindal’s proposal was an effort to lessen the strain of Louisiana’s health care spending while improving outcomes, especially in regards to Medicaid.