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  • Will passing Amendment 69 lead to a doctor strike?

    Will passing Amendment 69 lead to a doctor strike?1

    • April 26, 2016

    Passage of Amendment 69 would change the Colorado Constitution to give an entity called ColoradoCare the right to set prices for all medical services provided by any health provider licensed by the state. This includes physicians. What if ColoradoCare sets prices too low? Hospitals can provide lower quality care, let facilities deteriorate, and stop investing

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  • Note to health reformers: Selling the same thing for a different price is normal market behavior0

    • July 16, 2015

    Understanding the price of ketchup may go a long way towards explaining why mainstream health care reformers gives such bad reform advice. Per-capita health spending varies a great deal. It varies by geography, it varies by health status, it varies by demographics, and it varies by individual patient characteristics. Academics and government officials decry this

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  • Colorado invites Medicaid fraud: Pays hundreds of millions in claims without provider ID numbers0

    • May 18, 2015

    The federal Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office recently issued a report finding fault with Colorado Medicaid’s internal accounting controls. In 2011, it paid 798,411 Medicaid claims worth $425.4 million even though they were missing legally required National Provider Identification (NPI) numbers. Services provided under the Home & Community Based Services Waiver generated 767,936

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  • How government makes health coverage more costly0

    • April 13, 2015

    Government does a variety of things that make health coverage more costly. Now that the legislature has empaneled a commission (disclosure, I sit on the commission as health care economist) to look at Colorado health care cost drivers, we can hope that it will encourage officials to take a hard look at what the state

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  • Colorado's 'Gruber Model' health exchange predictions not performing well0

    • December 19, 2014

    Obamacare advocates claimed that people were unable to afford health insurance and that creating the equivalent of government run brokerage firms called health benefits exchanges would help millions of people. In 2011, Connect for Health Colorado, the Colorado exchange, hired Gruber and Associates to predict the effects of Obamacare in Colorado. As the graphs show,

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  • Colorado’s ‘Gruber Model’ health exchange predictions not performing well0

    • December 19, 2014

    Obamacare advocates claimed that people were unable to afford health insurance and that creating the equivalent of government run brokerage firms called health benefits exchanges would help millions of people. In 2011, Connect for Health Colorado, the Colorado exchange, hired Gruber and Associates to predict the effects of Obamacare in Colorado. As the graphs show,

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