Have you ever heard of certificate of need? Neither had I, until a few years ago when I began to learn more about the health policy environment in Maine, and just how backward it has been. Put simply, certificate of need is a regulation that requires healthcare entities to obtain government approval before making large […]
Monday, I had the pleasure — and I say that with a fairly substantial amount of sarcasm — of being at the public hearing that was being held on five bills that seek, in a variety of ways, to deal with the 3 percent tax surcharge passed by referendum this fall. The Joint Committee on […]
The trouble with banning one source of money is that it does nothing but drive political giving into darker, more troubling places.
The government, insurers, hospitals and armies of bureaucrats hide prices and discourage shopping for care, so costs skyrocket with no accountability. Republicans should have identified this problem.
Those of us on the right are sick of the bias, intentional or unintentional, and sick of the manipulation.