Sally C. Pipes

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Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

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Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

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​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

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Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

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Sanders’ Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

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Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

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The VA is failing America’s heroes — again

“If I’d gone to the VA, I would have died.” That’s what Marine veteran Chinaza Duson told Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive after she nearly died of a heart attack this summer waiting to be seen at her local Veterans Affairs medical center. Sadly, veterans across America utter similar words …

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Medicaid Expansion Is Never Cheap

A South Dakota ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program passed with 56% of the vote earlier this month. Expanding Medicaid may sound like a smart way to get more people insurance coverage — especially when the federal government is picking up most of the tab, as it will in this case. …

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Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

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Divided Congress Doesn’t Have to Mean Gridlock Over Healthcare

As a result of the recent midterm elections, and as of this writing, it looks like the 118th Congress, which will be seated Jan. 3, 2023 will be split, with Democrats set to retain a slim majority in the Senate and Republicans taking control of the House by just a …

Commentary

Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

Commentary

Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

Commentary

​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

Commentary

Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

Commentary

Sanders’ Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

Commentary

Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

Commentary

The VA is failing America’s heroes — again

“If I’d gone to the VA, I would have died.” That’s what Marine veteran Chinaza Duson told Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive after she nearly died of a heart attack this summer waiting to be seen at her local Veterans Affairs medical center. Sadly, veterans across America utter similar words …

Commentary

Medicaid Expansion Is Never Cheap

A South Dakota ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program passed with 56% of the vote earlier this month. Expanding Medicaid may sound like a smart way to get more people insurance coverage — especially when the federal government is picking up most of the tab, as it will in this case. …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

Commentary

Divided Congress Doesn’t Have to Mean Gridlock Over Healthcare

As a result of the recent midterm elections, and as of this writing, it looks like the 118th Congress, which will be seated Jan. 3, 2023 will be split, with Democrats set to retain a slim majority in the Senate and Republicans taking control of the House by just a …

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