Comprising approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy, health care reform continues to represent a fundamental dilemma facing our country. Despite the implementation of “Obamacare” insurance rates continue to rise, innovation continues to suffer from overburdening regulation schemes, and health outcomes continue to stagnate.
Conservatives and free market-minded policymakers must move from positions of opposition (shouting what we are against) to positions of advocacy (educating on market-based policies we support). Florida can be, in many respects, a cornerstone of this movement. As Florida’s population continues to grow, our percentage of elderly residents will also expand (greater consumers of health care than other populations). Other states will look to Florida – as a success or a failure – in how we address the challenges of increasing access to care, serving our unique population demographics, and expanding competition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI and Pioneer Release Study Examining Drug Rationing Today, JMI and Pioneer Institute co-released a new report, Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY): The Threat to Older Americans, which examines how the QALY methodology to determine drug treatment value threatens [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Releases New Report Examining Practitioner Shortages in Florida In Florida, there is an impending shortage of healthcare practitioners. It’s estimated that Florida already needs an additional 1,636 primary care physicians to address existing shortages. This shortage is [...]
By Vitorio Nastasi, Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation; Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute And Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy I. Introduction In Florida, and across the country, there is an impending shortage of physicians. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), a growing, aging population is expected [...]