Bluegrass Beacon – Transparency: the best medicine for 340B drug-pricing program

If ever a well-intentioned government program was trusted too much and verified too little, it’s the 340B Drug Pricing plan created by Congress in 1992 to help indigent and uninsured patients acquire costly prescription medicines. The policy forces manufacturers to sell those drugs to participating hospitals at reduced rates; some price at more than 50…

Bluegrass Beacon: Obamacare’s king and his court

Editor’s note: This column contains revisions from the original version that was released to newspapers prior to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision. The Supreme Court’s disastrous King v. Burwell decision provides a relevant and timely opportunity for thoughtful Obamacare critics of the “repeal-and-replace” stripe to push President Obama’s administration to return control of…