Category Archives: Health Care

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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The Buckeye Institute Supports Healthcare Solutions Week

The week of October 13 is Healthcare Solutions Week, a collaborative campaign to examine new healthcare reform ideas. Along with our partners, we are promoting the central purpose of the campaign. As Healthcare Solutions Week organizers noted: “For too long, …

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New Medicaid Study Shows Expansion Likely Will Cost More than Advertised

President Obama in 2009 said: [O]ne of the areas where we can potentially see some saving is a lot of those patients are being seen in the emergency room anyway, and if we are increasing prevention, if we are increasing …

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