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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Proposed Legislation Would Expand Health Care Access, Jobs

The Freedom to Travel and Work Act model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council offers a state-level reform that can broaden work opportunities and consumer access to services by ensuring licenses are recognized across state lines

Idaho Lawmakers Mull Fate of State’s Common Core Standards

As the national debate over Common Core curriculum standards continues, Idaho lawmakers and education officials are considering the future of the state’s version of the program. The House Education Committee rejected the Idaho...

Physicians Consider Direct Care After COVID-19 Disruption

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many primary care physicians had to scramble to learn how to provide virtual office visits through telephone and video consults and deal with patients through emails and texts. Such practices are built into the direct practice business model.

Lawmakers Go Back to the Drawing Board on Surprise Medical Bills

Under election-year pressure to provide relief to constituents angered by surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both parties are working on proposals that, at the very least, will show they are taking the problem seriously.

Annual Individual Health Care Spending Reaches New High, Report Finds

Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.

Oklahoma Governor Embraces Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.

Arizona Sued for Allegedly Mishandling School Choice Program

The Arizona Department of Education is erecting barriers to keep families out of the program, say parents.

CMS Unveils New Trump Administration Policy on Medicaid Block Grants

The Trump administration is moving to give states unprecedented leeway by revamping key sections of Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income and disabled people.

Supreme Court to Decide Safety Requirements on Abortion

In what promises to be a landmark ruling on a highly charged issue, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case, June Medical Services v. Gee

Rural Hospital Consolidation May Undermine Care, Access, New Study Finds

Hospital consolidation, often seen as a financial lifeline for rural hospitals and encouraged by the Affordable Care Act, may result in cutbacks in services and reduced patient access, a new study concludes.

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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