Jack Hoadley, PhD. is a research professor at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute. There he directs research projects on health financing topics, including Medicare and Medicaid.


Recent Posts by Jack Hoadley

President Obama’s Budget Takes State-Level Debates Over Surprise Out-of-Network Bills To National Policymakers

President Obama’s final budget proposal was met with a lot of political opposition. However, one legislative proposal, aimed at helping consumers who get stuck with surprise bills from out-of-network health care providers, deserves attention.

The Cost Of A Cure: Medicare’s Role In Treating Hepatitis C

For a patient with hepatitis C, a potentially deadly disease, the prospect of finding a cure with minimal side effects is a really big deal. Also a big deal is the cost of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), an oral drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December 2013 for the treatment of...

Assessing A CMS Proposal To Improve Competition Among Medicare Part D Drug Plans

In one provision of its January Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage, CMS proposed that it will accept no more than two stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) bids from each Part D plan sponsor, starting in coverage year 2016. The agency stated two...

The Medicare Part D Drug Rebate Proposal: Rebutting An Unpersuasive Critique

A proposal to require manufacturers to pay a minimum rebate on drugs covered under Medicare Part D for those beneficiaries who receive the program’s Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) has received considerable attention during the current debate over the federal budget. Through mandating discounts in...