Sally C. Pipes

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How GOP Can Keep Its Commitment to Healthcare

There is much to like about the Republican legislative agenda released late last week by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, particularly on health policy.   Known as the “Commitment to America,” the plan promises to foster a healthcare system that delivers high-quality personalized care, to invest in breakthrough medicines, and to drive down prices …

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Commitment To America: Just What The Doctor Ordered

With the midterm elections approaching fast, House Republicans just released their “Commitment to America“—a list of policies they’ll pursue if they win a majority.   Even if the GOP comes out on top in November, these policies are likely a few years away from becoming law, since Democrats will retain …

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The Inflation Reduction Act Kills the Golden Goose That Could End Cancer

President Joe Biden recently relaunched his Cancer Moonshot initiative. His passion for ending cancer is commendable. Unfortunately, the policies he has enacted will undermine his quest.   The Cancer Moonshot aims to reduce the death rate from cancer by 50 percent over the next 25 years by pouring money into cancer research and improving coordination …

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Pay No Attention To Biden’s Biotech Bluster

Speaking in Boston earlier this month, President Biden insisted that the United States can “end cancer as we know it and even cure cancers once and for all.”   His “Cancer Moonshot” aims to do just that. Among its many lofty goals, it seeks to halve cancer deaths in the next 25 years. …

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Nothing Dysfunctional About US Healthcare – Period

Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor last week to proclaim that the American people are deeply dissatisfied with the healthcare system. Citing a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, the Vermont socialist lamented that “just 12% of the American people believe that health care in general is …

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Sally Pipes Discusses Prescription Drugs and Inflation Reduction Act on Eric Bolling: The Balance

Watch PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy discuss prescription drug costs and the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on “Eric Bolling: The Balance” on Newsmax TV. 

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Medicare Advantage Is A Diamond In The Government Healthcare Rough

A record 28.4 million seniors get their insurance through Medicare Advantage, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. They account for nearly half of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries. And that share will likely increase. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that more than 60% of the total Medicare population will be in …

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What’s at fault for lower life expectancy? Health care has less influence than individual choices.

New life expectancy data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seems to indicate that things are getting only worse. Between 2020 and 2021, American life expectancy decreased 0.9 years. That follows a drop of 1.8 years in 2020.

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Workers Want Greater Control of Their Healthcare Dollars

The share of workers enrolled in a high-deductible health plan increased substantially last year, according to new research from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota.

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Native Americans’ Plight Testament to Single-Payer Dangers

Among the most troubling trends in a report out last month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was a significant decline in life expectancy among Native Americans. Non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaskan Natives, as the CDC categorizes them, had life expectancy of 65.2 years in 2021. That’s 6.6 years fewer …

Commentary

How GOP Can Keep Its Commitment to Healthcare

There is much to like about the Republican legislative agenda released late last week by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, particularly on health policy.   Known as the “Commitment to America,” the plan promises to foster a healthcare system that delivers high-quality personalized care, to invest in breakthrough medicines, and to drive down prices …

Commentary

Commitment To America: Just What The Doctor Ordered

With the midterm elections approaching fast, House Republicans just released their “Commitment to America“—a list of policies they’ll pursue if they win a majority.   Even if the GOP comes out on top in November, these policies are likely a few years away from becoming law, since Democrats will retain …

Commentary

The Inflation Reduction Act Kills the Golden Goose That Could End Cancer

President Joe Biden recently relaunched his Cancer Moonshot initiative. His passion for ending cancer is commendable. Unfortunately, the policies he has enacted will undermine his quest.   The Cancer Moonshot aims to reduce the death rate from cancer by 50 percent over the next 25 years by pouring money into cancer research and improving coordination …

Commentary

Pay No Attention To Biden’s Biotech Bluster

Speaking in Boston earlier this month, President Biden insisted that the United States can “end cancer as we know it and even cure cancers once and for all.”   His “Cancer Moonshot” aims to do just that. Among its many lofty goals, it seeks to halve cancer deaths in the next 25 years. …

Commentary

Nothing Dysfunctional About US Healthcare – Period

Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor last week to proclaim that the American people are deeply dissatisfied with the healthcare system. Citing a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, the Vermont socialist lamented that “just 12% of the American people believe that health care in general is …

Drug Prices

Sally Pipes Discusses Prescription Drugs and Inflation Reduction Act on Eric Bolling: The Balance

Watch PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy discuss prescription drug costs and the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on “Eric Bolling: The Balance” on Newsmax TV. 

Commentary

Medicare Advantage Is A Diamond In The Government Healthcare Rough

A record 28.4 million seniors get their insurance through Medicare Advantage, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. They account for nearly half of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries. And that share will likely increase. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that more than 60% of the total Medicare population will be in …

Commentary

What’s at fault for lower life expectancy? Health care has less influence than individual choices.

New life expectancy data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seems to indicate that things are getting only worse. Between 2020 and 2021, American life expectancy decreased 0.9 years. That follows a drop of 1.8 years in 2020.

Commentary

Workers Want Greater Control of Their Healthcare Dollars

The share of workers enrolled in a high-deductible health plan increased substantially last year, according to new research from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota.

Commentary

Native Americans’ Plight Testament to Single-Payer Dangers

Among the most troubling trends in a report out last month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was a significant decline in life expectancy among Native Americans. Non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaskan Natives, as the CDC categorizes them, had life expectancy of 65.2 years in 2021. That’s 6.6 years fewer …

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