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Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.
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Notables Stricken by COVID-19, Most Recovering

From Hollywood and opera houses to the halls of Congress, state houses, and even 10 Downing Street, the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on people of prominence around the world.

Pandemic is Pushing Doctors to Consider Independence

Despite increased interest in affiliating with a practice or health system in 2019, 26 percent of doctors who joined a health care system reported “buyers’ remorse.”

FDA Approves COVID-19 Blood Plasma Treatment

The controversy surrounding the FDA’s action on convalescent plasma has drawn comparisons with how the agency, earlier in the year, first approved emergency use of HCQ to combat the coronavirus, and then withdrew the approval. 

U.S. Ranks Tops in Science, Choice in World Health Care Index

“Previous rankings by other organizations have been biased by a political preference for government funding and government control. These rankings are more objective.”

Court Levels Playing Field for Medicare Reimbursements

In a decision that promises to level the playing field between hospitals and physician offices when it comes to Medicare reimbursements, a federal appeals court ruled the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the authority to implement a Trump administration rule providing for site-neutral payments.

Hospitals, Insurers Must Post Charges, Court Decides

Hospitals and insurers consider negotiated rates “trade secrets,” which they are reluctant to disclose. The plaintiffs also said the rule would undermine negotiations between providers and insurers.

Governors under Fire for Exposing Nursing Home Patients to COVID-19

Michigan offered to nursing homes $5,000 for each recovering COVID-19 patient they accepted and now the U.S. Department of Justice has requested data from Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for actions that "may have resulted in deaths of elderly nursing home residents."

Study: Public Option Could Upend the Insurance Market

"At first, public option plans will have government-imposed advantages to make them more attractive to a broader swath of consumers, but that will create big problems,"

HHS Moves to Protect Medical Opinion from Discrimination Attack

A final rule issued June 15 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rolled back the Obama administration’s broad interpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) language pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Pandemic Exposes Government Barriers to Ambulance Service

“Even after the pandemic, Florida and other states should consider permanent CON repeal. Entrepreneurs are in the best position to judge when they should expand, not bureaucrats or potential competitors.”

Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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Notables Stricken by COVID-19, Most Recovering

From Hollywood and opera houses to the halls of Congress, state houses, and even 10 Downing Street, the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on people of prominence around the world.

Pandemic is Pushing Doctors to Consider Independence

Despite increased interest in affiliating with a practice or health system in 2019, 26 percent of doctors who joined a health care system reported “buyers’ remorse.”

FDA Approves COVID-19 Blood Plasma Treatment

The controversy surrounding the FDA’s action on convalescent plasma has drawn comparisons with how the agency, earlier in the year, first approved emergency use of HCQ to combat the coronavirus, and then withdrew the approval. 

U.S. Ranks Tops in Science, Choice in World Health Care Index

“Previous rankings by other organizations have been biased by a political preference for government funding and government control. These rankings are more objective.”

Court Levels Playing Field for Medicare Reimbursements

In a decision that promises to level the playing field between hospitals and physician offices when it comes to Medicare reimbursements, a federal appeals court ruled the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the authority to implement a Trump administration rule providing for site-neutral payments.

Hospitals, Insurers Must Post Charges, Court Decides

Hospitals and insurers consider negotiated rates “trade secrets,” which they are reluctant to disclose. The plaintiffs also said the rule would undermine negotiations between providers and insurers.

Governors under Fire for Exposing Nursing Home Patients to COVID-19

Michigan offered to nursing homes $5,000 for each recovering COVID-19 patient they accepted and now the U.S. Department of Justice has requested data from Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for actions that "may have resulted in deaths of elderly nursing home residents."

Study: Public Option Could Upend the Insurance Market

"At first, public option plans will have government-imposed advantages to make them more attractive to a broader swath of consumers, but that will create big problems,"

HHS Moves to Protect Medical Opinion from Discrimination Attack

A final rule issued June 15 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rolled back the Obama administration’s broad interpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) language pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Pandemic Exposes Government Barriers to Ambulance Service

“Even after the pandemic, Florida and other states should consider permanent CON repeal. Entrepreneurs are in the best position to judge when they should expand, not bureaucrats or potential competitors.”