Newspaper Articles – Kenneth Artz

Study: Medicaid Patients Have Limited Access to Doctors

A new study by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services found half of all providers listed in Medicaid managed care plan are not available to new Medicaid pat

North Dakota Mandates Oil Be Filtered

North Dakota regulators are imposing strict new oil standards requiring every barrel of crude produced in the state to be filtered to remove volatile types of natural gas in order to make crude-by-

Study: Price Transparency Benefits Consumers

Recent public and private initiatives have sought to lower health care costs by making health care prices more transparent.

The Doctor Will See You in 18.2 Weeks

A report by a Canadian think tank documents long waits for necessary medical care in Canada's government-run, single-payer health care system.

Technology Is Driving Fracking Revolution

Although energy producers have utilized fracking since the 1940s, today’s fracking revolution results from recent technological advances and new oil and natural gas discoveries.

Shumlin Single-Payer Effort Hurts Re-Election

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to bring government-run single-payer health care to his state may have cost him politically and prevented his direct reelection to another term.

Fracking Leading to Economic Growth, Rapid Job Creation in North Dakota

While much of the rest of the nation is still struggling to recover from the 2007-2008 recession, the fracking boom in North Dakota has been a job-creating machine.

Coordinated Care Increases Health Care Costs

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found consolidation between physician practices and hospitals may increase some forms of care coordination but lead

New Medical School Approved in Washington State

Washington State University’s board of regents has approved opening a new medical school in Spokane, citing the goal of reducing doctor shortages in eastern Washington.

Medicaid’s ‘Low and Slow’ Payments Squeeze Care Access for the Poor

Medicaid, the state/federal program that pays health care costs for low-income people, has historically paid less than the cost of treatment in many states.