January 27, 2022 8:20 am

COVID Might Help To Kill These Expensive, Anticompetitive Hospital Regulations in South Carolina

The state’s certificate of need laws are currently blocking an estimated $1 billion in potential health care investment.

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January 24, 2022 11:48 am

Court Bars Health Care Workers from Switching Jobs

A Wisconsin judge treats health care workers like serfs, legally tied to the workplace they’d like to leave.

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January 21, 2022 10:20 am

Federal Judge Says Courts Don’t Have To Buy ‘Nonsensical Explanations’ for Bad Regulations

Mississippi has banned new home health care licenses for more than 40 years, despite mounting evidence that the state’s CON laws are raising prices and limiting access to care.

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January 18, 2022 2:05 am

California Politicians Debate Raising Taxes To Fund Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

In his latest budget, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $2.7 billion to expand Medicaid coverage to illegal immigrants.

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January 18, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Pay as You Go

Quebec Premier François Legault said those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to pay a special health tax. Legault did not say when the tax will start nor how much it will be. But he said it will be more than $50 or $100 ($40 or $80 U.S.) and would give people an…

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January 14, 2022 12:25 pm

Health Insurers Forced To Cover Rapid COVID-19 Tests Even Though They Don’t Know How

While the rule is set to go into effect this weekend, companies are scrambling to figure out how to cover or reimburse people for the tests.

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January 11, 2022 6:31 am

Biden’s Plan To Make At-Home COVID-19 Tests More Expensive and Harder To Find

Plus: Waiting lists for public defenders, inflation boogeymen, and more…

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January 11, 2022 2:10 am

In California, Hospitals Can Force COVID-Infected Staff To Work, But Unvaxxed Workers Get Fired

California would rather have COVID-positive people staffing their hospitals than COVID-free people who object to the vaccine.

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January 6, 2022 4:15 am

NYC Is Turning COVID Treatment Into A Racial Hunger Games

We might not have a shortage of these treatments today, but what happens when we do?

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January 5, 2022 2:10 am

A Jury Finds Elizabeth Holmes Embraced Silicon Valley’s ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Ethos Too Hard

By some measure, the trial of Holmes was also the trial of the ‘fake it until you make it’ Silicon Valley mentality.

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December 9, 2021 3:20 am

Lawmakers Surprised By Outcry Against Bipartisan Bill To ‘Expand’ Vaccine Surveillance

H.R. 550 is now in the Senate without a hearing in the House. The bill puts parameters on a Centers for Disease Control grant to expand and connect state vaccine databases.

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December 9, 2021 3:00 am

Medicare’s Fiscal Ruin

Are Medicare’s fiscal problems even worse than the headline numbers suggest?

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December 1, 2021 7:38 pm

CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Enjoined Nationwide

Two district courts have granted injunctions against the rule requiring vaccines for workers at Medicare and Medicaid providers, one nationwide.