Hoosier Health Lesson
Wall Street Journal recognizes Brian’s work leading efforts for health reform centered on empowering consumers and injecting competition into markets.
“A team of health policy researchers, led by former National Economic Council official Brian Blase, found that 70% of referrals in Indiana are for specialists within the same hospital group. The national average is about 50%. With fewer providers competing in most regions, prices creep upward.” Full article
Indiana is showing how to restrain costs by promoting competition.
ObamaCare turns 10 next month, and one piece of its legacy was a nationwide surrender on controlling health-care costs. The law has accelerated consolidation among insurers and providers, who have in turn concealed prices and increased costs. Indiana is trying to change that.
The state is planning final votes in the coming month on a slate of bills that would increase competition among providers and transparency on prices. In January, the state Senate passed a ban on gag clauses that insurers and…full article
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