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  • Backgrounder posted November 9, 2011 by Tarren Bragdon Florida’s Medicaid Reform Shows the Way to Improve Health, Increase Satisfaction, and Control Costs

    Abstract: During its five years of operations, Florida’s Medicaid Reform Pilot has been a decided success. It has improved the health of enrolled patients, achieved high patient satisfaction, and kept cost increases below average, saving Florida up to $161 million annually. Since then, Florida has passed its Statewide Reform, which promises to extend these benefits…

  • Backgrounder posted July 19, 2011 by Tarren Bragdon, Joel Allumbaugh Health Care Reform in Maine: Reversing “Obamacare Lite”

    Abstract: This spring, after living under the costly failures of Obamacare-like health care legislation for two decades, the Maine Legislature enacted a set of patient-centered, market-based health care reforms. The Maine experience is both a warning of Obamacare’s likely effects and a practical demonstration to other states of how to enact sound free-market health care…

  • Executive Summary posted September 19, 2005 by Tarren Bragdon Executive Summary: Command and Control: Maine's Dirigo Health CareProgram

    The Maine legislature has enacted a health policy agenda based on a massive increase in government central planning and control. Like Tennessee's ill-fated TennCare program, this ambitious regulatory agenda is also accompanied by a costly expansion of Medicaid, the federal and state program for the disabled and the indigent. Dirigo Health is the Maine…

  • Backgrounder posted September 19, 2005 by Tarren Bragdon Command and Control: Maine's Dirigo Health Care Program

    The Maine legislature has enacted a health policy agenda based on a massive increase in government central planning and control. Like Tennessee's ill-fated TennCare program, this ambitious regulatory agenda is also accompanied by a costly expansion of Medicaid, the federal and state program for the poor and the indigent. Dirigo[1] Health is the…

  • Backgrounder posted by Tarren Bragdon Florida’s Medicaid Reform Shows the Way to Improve Health, Increase Satisfaction, and Control Costs

    Abstract: During its five years of operations, Florida’s Medicaid Reform Pilot has been a decided success. It has improved the health of enrolled patients, achieved high patient satisfaction, and kept cost increases below average, saving Florida up to $161 million annually. Since then, Florida has passed its Statewide Reform, which promises to extend these benefits…

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