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LEGISLATIVE POLICY BRIEF: Medical Malpractice Reform

Subject: Health Care Updated on Friday, January 17, 2014 Gate Way Group Lobbyist: David M Jackson Issue Summary: On July 21, 2012 the Missouri Supreme Court overturned the state’s cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. As a result, there is no limit to…

Legislative Update: Oral Chemotherapy

Gate Way Group Contact: Deanna Hemphill A coalition of health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, and patient organizations picked up momentum this week in an attempt to make Missouri the 28th state to require insurance coverage parity of both oral and intravenous cancer treatments. The American…

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: PRICE TRANSPARENCY

Gate Way Group Contact: David Jackson Price Transparency in Health Care: The Kansas City Star ran a series of articles in December that zeroed in on hospital employed physicians, facility fees, and price transparency in health care. This week, Senator Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City), filed…

How State & Local Governments Tax U.S. Businesses

By Travis H. Brown – During my book tour travels to share information about taxpayer mobility for How Money Walks, I often field the question about how our states and cities attract or discourage business investment within their community.  Lately, there has been more debate in Washington, DC…