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Sometimes its the little things that really help.
A press notice came in today bringing a little light to an efficiency crafted by a couple of Republicans; Senators Marleau, and Schuitmaker. Marleau is a supporter of the E-tracking alternative I have encouraged in prior posts, that maintains access to cold medicine versus making them all prescription. Apparently this new legislation would help to strip away some of the bureaucratic paperwork for insurance authorization and prescriptions.
We like when bureaucracy is stripped away. And more time available for doctors to spend with patients likely means keeping costs under control.
Yeah, this is a bit of an encouraging cheer for the two Michigan senators for nibbling away at the edges on these issues. Gladly I cheer for more of the same. Reduce Red tape, and encourage free market ideas in all areas. Often enough, bad decisions will be called out for what they are, but the little things like this are deserving of a little recognition. So OK, I'm Game.
The release is below the line.
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A very simple truth in economics is that you get more of any behavior that you reward and you get less of any behavior that you punish. This does not mean that each and every subject of punishment or reward changes his behavior all at once or at all, but it does mean that as these rewards and punishments are slathered upon the masses, measurable changes in behavior take place.
This is lost on many politicians who prefer to abide by their own rules that dismiss the impacts of human behavior on economic models. Believe it or not, we have a good number of politicians who operate in a vacuum completely oblivious to such notions.
In light of the fact that both Oakland University and Central Michigan University are in the process of adding medical schools to their campuses ostensibly to address the expanding shortage of doctors in our state, do you think it is wise for our cash-hungry Michigan government to tax doctors an additional 3% of gross revenues on top of all the other taxes that they pay?
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