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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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.”

Pressure Mounts on Congress to Remove Government Barricade on Telehealth

“We have crammed 10 years’ worth of telehealth experience into three months”

Trump Administration Withdraws United States from WHO

"Using the power of the purse, the Trump administration has the World Health Organization right where it needs to be."

Obamacare Gets Mixed Reviews on Its Tenth Anniversary

“What we got instead was something that increasingly looks like Medicaid with a ridiculously high deductible.”

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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