Category Archive: Healthcare Costs

Apr 17

There is a Solution for Healthcare Affordability

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat on January 12, 2017 http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2017/01/12/oliver-solution-health-care-affordability/96494312/ Health care continues to be at the center of debate across our nation and in Florida’s State Capitol. But while many focus on the number of Floridians covered by some form of health insurance, equal attention should be paid to …

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Mar 24

Ending Defensive Medicine Is Key To Containing Health Care Costs

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in Investor Business Daily on March 24, 2017 Ending Defensive Medicine Is Key To Containing Health Care Costs As Congress moves to vote on the American Healthcare Act, it is important to note the five principles for repealing ObamaCare set forth by President Trump. Included among these planks were …

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Oct 14

Solution to Healthcare Crisis Can Only Be Found in the States

by Wayne Oliver Originally published in Real Clear Politics on October 14, 2016 http://www.realclearhealth.com/articles/2016/10/13/solution_to_healthcare_crisis_can_only_be_found_in_the_states_110163.html Last week, Bill Clinton called the Affordable Care Act, “the craziest thing in the world” as it is creating expensive, unaffordable health care for those who earn too much to be on Medicaid, small business and individuals who earn too much to …

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Sep 26

Guest Opinion: Solution to Reducing Health Care Costs Found in Tennessee

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Nashville Business Journal on September 22, 2016 As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet in three Presidential debates beginning next week, the skyrocketing cost of health care is certain to become a serious topic of discussion for the contenders for the White House. As Hillary Clinton and …

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Jun 21

Alabama Can Solve Medicaid Budget Crisis by Eliminating Wasteful, Defensive Medicine

by Senator Trip Pittman Originally published AL.com on April 28, 2016 http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/04/alabama_can_solve_medicaid_bud.html It’s likely happened to virtually every one of us. We visit a doctor’s office, an urgent care center or an emergency room with an ailment ranging from a broken bone to stomach ache to chest pains. The medical professionals diagnose the problem and …

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Jul 31

Escalating Healthcare Costs Illustrate Need for Georgia Solution

by Wayne Oliver Originally published in the Savannah Morning News on July 31, 2015 As the campaign season for the 2016 race for the White House commences, many of us are going to hear a lot about the state of health care in America and what needs to be done to rein in healthcare costs. …

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Jul 30

Fear of Medical Litigation Continues to Drive Up Costs

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Ft. Myers (Florida) News Press  on July 16, 2015 Health care continues to be at the center of debate in Florida’s capital. But while many focus on the number of Floridians covered by some form of health insurance, equal attention should be paid to the factors driving …

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Jul 30

A Better Idea for Medical Malpractice

by Wayne W. Oliver Originally published in the Florida (Jacksonville) Times Union on July 24, 2015 While many focus on the number of Floridians with health insurance, equal attention should be paid to the factors driving the costs of delivering health care. We must develop an effective mechanism to contain costs while considering state options …

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