Health Care

Health care is usually a state’s second-largest spending area behind public education. The biggest health care issue for most states, given its impact on their budgets, is Medicaid, the cost of which is shared with the federal government, which created the program in 1965. States administer it subject to federal constraints and mandates.​​

The biggest problem in health care is pricing. Health care inflation has exceeded the general inflation in most years for decades because patients rely on others – Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance – to pay their health bills. Private insurance (pre-paid health care) is a result of incentives created by the federal income tax code. Today, we don’t want to pay for health care ourselves because it’s so expensive, but it’s so expensive because we do not pay for health care ourselves.

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Principles Matter: The Examples of Senate Bills 131, 548, and 608
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The Ethical Depravity of Surprise Medical Billing
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Price Transparency: the Silver Bullet for Combating Healthcare Costs
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Undo 802
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Think Carefully before Voting on SQ 802
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Liability In the Time of Covid: When Should Businesses…
Mike Davis
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More on Why Oklahoma Should Have Already Fully Opened
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If Data Is Supposed to Be Our Guide, the…
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The Sheriff of Nottingham Would Expand Medicaid
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Medicaid Expansion in Colorado: An Exercise in Futility
Byron Schlomach
July 8, 2019
Obamacare Medicaid Expansion: Still a Bad Idea
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The Profitability of Nonprofit Hospitals: Do They Really Need…
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