Category Archives: Health Care

Making the Case for Medicare Advantage

By Kristen Grow Government watchers know there are two parts to federal policy. First, there is the law passed by Congress. Second, there is how agencies implement the law. For Medicare Advantage, congressional support remains robust – but the program’s … Continue reading

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Cost Cuts Coming in a Post-Obamacare Health System

The University of Virginia Health System will need to dramatically cut costs to adapt to a post-Obamacare world, Dr. Richard P. Shannon, UVa’s executive vice president for health affairs, said yesterday. As the Daily Progress reports, Shannon briefed members of the … Continue reading

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Hospitals Do Well Here in Virginia

The recently released annual analysis of Virginia hospitals by the Thomas Jefferson Institute once again confirms that the hospital industry as a whole here in Virginia continues to do well and that its overall financial health continues to improve. As … Continue reading

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Should Non-Profit Hospitals Boost Redskins’ Profits?

Not too long ago, sports facility naming rights were reserved for corporations with big bank accounts and grandiose advertising campaigns: automobile companies, banks, technology giants and beer companies. Now another category of advertiser, a disturbing one, has entered the picture: … Continue reading

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The Soaring Costs of the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion

The implementation of major legislation such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) often results in fiscal outcomes that differ significantly from prior projections. Whenever this happens it leads to many questions, much confusion, and several claims and counter-claims. Rarely is … Continue reading

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