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Rea S. Hederman Jr.

Medicaid support weak without methodology

Rea S. Hederman Jr. August 28, 2018

In The Columbus Dispatch, Buckeye’s Rea Hederman questions what Ohioans have actually learned from the 2018 Medicaid expansion assessment report writing, “It is important to point out that the government’s report did not include a critical piece of information — the methodology explaining how the data was collected… The lack of a methodology makes it impossible to validate the report’s claims and taxpayers and the media are left to wonder if Ohio really is healthier and more prosperous due to Medicaid expansion.”

The Buckeye Institute: Incomplete Ohio Department of Medicaid Report Makes Unbiased Assessment of Medicaid Expansion Impossible

Rea S. Hederman Jr. August 21, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, issued the following statement following the release of the 2018 Medicaid Expansion Assessment by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

The Buckeye Institute: States Should be Able to Enact Commonsense Health Care Reforms

Rea S. Hederman Jr. August 20, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, submitted public comments on behalf of Kentucky’s Group VIII Work Requirements and Community Engagement 1115 Waiver.

New Medicare drug pricing rule — a small 'step' in the right direction

Rea S. Hederman Jr. August 13, 2018

“As health care and prescription drug costs continue to climb and the U.S. population ages, Medicare programs need all the competitive advantages and cost-conscious initiatives they can get. Permitting well-monitored step therapy prescriptions may be a small step, but it’s still a step in the right direction,” writes Rea S. Hederman Jr. in The Hill.

Congress and the president must take the lead in fixing ObamaCare

Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Lindsey Boyd Killen July 24, 2018

“Members of Congress have famously failed to fulfill campaign promises to repair or replace the Affordable Care Act. Those unfulfilled promises have left states looking for new ways to fix their broken health-care systems,” write Rea Hederman and Lindsey Boyd Killen in The Hill.

States must hold Trump to his word on working with them to solve ObamaCare

Rea S. Hederman Jr. June 15, 2018

On the very day he was inaugurated, President Trump issued his first executive order directing all federal agencies to cooperate with and “provide greater flexibility to States” as they looked for ways to stop the premium pains of Obamacare. So far, 500 days later, that order has yet to be followed, writes Buckeye's Rea S. Hederman Jr. in The Hill.

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Needs to Modernize its Medicaid Program

Rea S. Hederman Jr. June 14, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, submitted public comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Ohio’s work requirement waiver application. These comments follow ones Hederman submitted to the Ohio Department of Medicaid on March 16, 2018.

Using Health Care Waivers to Reform a Broken System

Rea S. Hederman Jr. April 20, 2018

Actions by the federal government have taken health care out of the hands of state officials and centralized it in Washington. The result: families are paying ever higher health insurance premiums for coverage they often do not want or need. This means less money to pay other bills, college tuition, or even buy food.

The Buckeye Institute: Policymakers Should Take Bolder Strides on Health Care Reforms that Country Can Follow

Rea S. Hederman Jr. March 19, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, submitted public comments on Ohio’s two Medicaid waiver proposals – the work and community engagement waiver and the state innovation or 1332 waiver.

Can States Repair Obamacare’s Damage?

Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Doug Badger March 02, 2018

In National Review, Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Doug Badger call on Congress and the administration to give states more latitude to fix their health insurance markets, which is the central recommendation of their new Mercatus Center study.