Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals has advanced a new Medicaid reform package built around Coordinated Care Networks that could potentially lower costs and improve service
Louisiana lawmakers should pursue Medicaid block grants to help create an active marketplace and lower costs.
“Rather than allow the states to continue to administer their own insurance policies, the federal government instead duplicaed a state service at a massive cost, and has little to show for it now”
Louisiana’s medical society reports doubling of hospital employment in four years, and as the profession ages fewer are set to work in private practice. “This signals the further decline in the free practice of medicine,” says Dr. Thomas Kendall Sr., a South Carolina spokesman for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
As the legal challenges to ObamaCare continue to make their way around the country, Louisiana officials should know they do not need to play Washington D.C.’s game, an ALEC policy specialist told the Pelican Institute in an interview.
State Lawmakers can resist grants with “Federal Strings” and suspend rule-making. Earlier, bipartisan legislation from Louisiana has indicated the plausibility of such tactics.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has announced that he will reintroduce his bill to cancel out ObamaCare when the Senate reconvenes Jan. 25.
Just as the “Hippocratic Oath” counsels medical professionals to avoiding doing any harm to patients before beginning surgery, state lawmakers should guard against harmful policy measures that inflate costs and undermine service.
As the U.S. House of Representatives approaches a repeal vote on ObamaCare, Michael Tanner used an op-ed in this morning’s Shreveport Times to correct what he believes are prevailing myths of the legislation.
This morning, 200 economists released an open letter to Congressional leaders calling for the health care law to be repealed and replaced.