Health care

Could drug price regulation produce good and not harm?

Could drug price regulation produce good and not harm?

A sampling of criticism of drug price controls. Trump’s Drug Price Control Orders Are Bound to Backfire At a White House gathering last Friday, President Trump announced four new executive orders intended to restrict the ways pharmaceutical companies set the price of prescription drugs. He signed and issued three that day and promised to issue a fourth if drug industry representatives don’t agree to massive price controls at a meeting tomorrow. Seemingly oblivious to the fact that just eight days earlier he staged a highly publicized press conference to explain how regulation often does more harm than good and portray…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Kansas State of the State for 2018

WichitaLiberty.TV: Kansas State of the State for 2018

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Vice president and policy director of Kansas Policy Institute James Franko joins Karl Peterjohn to discuss Governor Brownback's State of the State Address for 2018. Topics include schools and Medicaid expansion. Bob Weeks hopes to be back next week. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 179, broadcast January 13, 2018. Shownotes Kansas Policy Institute KPI poll on school finance Dave Trabert: 2018 State of the State fails students Governor Brownback’s State of the State address for 2018
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Medicaid expansion survey in Kansas

Medicaid expansion survey in Kansas

Should Kansans accept the results of a public opinion poll when little is known about it? Recently American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released results of a poll regarding Medicaid expansion in Kansas. What ACS CAN wants us to know is that 82 percent of Kansans favor expansion. But before we accept these results, we need to know that ACS CAN will not release the full results of the survey, as other organizations have done. In particular, last year Kansas Hospital Association conducted a poll on the topic of Medicaid expansion, and it released the complete poll and results.[1. Kansas…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Health care in Kansas and taxes in Sedgwick County

WichitaLiberty.TV: Health care in Kansas and taxes in Sedgwick County

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn discuss health care in Kansas and taxes in Sedgwick County. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 146, broadcast April 9, 2017. Shownotes Kansas House voting on Medicaid expansion Kansas Senate voting on Medicaid expansion Expanding Medicaid in Kansas. Expanding Medicaid in Kansas would be costly, undoubtedly more costly than estimated, has an uncertain future, and doesn’t provide very good results for those it covers. Sedgwick County to consider raising debt limit
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Kansas House voting on Medicaid expansion

Kansas House voting on Medicaid expansion

Here's a table of the three votes taken in the Kansas House of Representatives in February and April on HB 2044, titled "Establishing the KanCare bridge to a healthy Kansas program and providing medicaid reimbursement for clubhouse rehabilitation services." Medicaid expansion, in other words. This expansion is a key part of Obamacare, but not all states have not adopted the plan. Vote 3 on April 3 was to override the governor's veto. 84 votes are required for a successful override. If you're interested in contacting your legislators on this issue, click on House Roster and Senate Roster. To find the…
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