Category Archives: Health Care

Incentivizing charity care can play big role in expanding healthcare access for underserved

Health care is expensive. The demand for treatment exceeds the number of doctors and nurses providing care.  By helping to increase the supply of health care providers, particularly in areas that are currently underserved, policymakers can expand access to citizens …

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The Buckeye Institute’s policy ideas incorporated into new healthcare access bills

 The proposed legislation would cut red tape for volunteer and mobile medical care in Ohio. The Buckeye Institute’s longtime advocacy of expanding healthcare access and charity care–especially in low-income and underserved areas of Ohio–has found expression in two bills introduced …

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New report: Expanding Access to Healthcare in Ohio

Three ways deregulation can make a big difference The Buckeye Institute released a report today advocating three ways to increase access to affordable healthcare in Ohio, especially in low-income and underserved areas. The Ohio Legislature could enact The Buckeye Institute’s …

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The Right to Try: Give Hope to Terminal Patients

The Right to Try: Give Hope to Terminal Patients Darcey Olsen’s recently released book Right to Try gives a powerful look at how states can defend the rights of the terminally ill. The book takes its title from the “Right …

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The Buckeye Institute’s Statement on King v. Burwell

Statement from Robert Alt, President and CEO of The Buckeye Institute: “The Supreme Court decision today is disappointing because the Court rewrote the law to say what it does not.  The problems of the Affordable Care Act remain, which include increased costs …

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Medicaid Expansion Relies on Uncertain Funding

Ohio stands to lose up to $1.3 billion in expected revenue by 2022 after a likely rule change by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would close a Medicaid funding loophole. Buckeye Institute President Robert Alt cautioned …

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Forget Politics and Ideology, Medicaid Expansion is Just Bad Policy

Ohio Governor John Kasich made national news with an Associated Press interview concerning Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. “The opposition to it was really either political or ideological,” Kasich told the AP of Medicaid expansion. “I don’t think that holds water …

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