Sally C. Pipes

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Read latest about single-payer healthcare

Most Americans don’t want Medicare for All

But according to recent polling, neither claim is true. Americans are broadly happy with the existing health insurance system. And single-payer would manifestly worsen — not solve — the problems Americans do face under the status quo. Read the full article at the Boston Herald
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Read about government health care mandates

Healthcare provider shortages are a symptom of government red tape

The unions cited inadequate staffing ratios as a primary motivator for the strike. Labor shortages, or suboptimal distributions of healthcare personnel, are common across the country. Government red tape is largely to blame. Cutting that red tape could make it easier for millions of patients to access care. Read the ...
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Learn about rising government health care spending

Healthcare Subsidies? A Ticking Time-Bomb

A new study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) makes this startlingly clear. The federal government spent a jaw-dropping $1.8 trillion on healthcare subsidies this year, the CBO says. In 2033, federal subsidies for healthcare are projected to reach $3.3 trillion. Read the full article at Newsmax
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This Healthcare Reform Could Finally Bring Democrats And Republicans Together

Is there anything that can bring Democrats and Republicans together on health care? Democrats support a greater role for government in the provision of—and payment for—health care. Republicans generally push for deregulation, consumerism, and competition. So what about a healthcare policy that would encourage individuals to shop around for coverage ...
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Learn about states and Medicaid disenrollment

States Are Wasting Money by Slow-Rolling Medicaid Reviews

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Congress forbade states from disenrolling people from Medicaid. The idea was to prevent people from losing coverage during the pandemic. But the emergency is over. On April 1, state Medicaid programs regained the ability to drop people no longer eligible. Some states have moved ...
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Read about problems with drug price controls

Inflation Reduction Act kills incentives for medical innovation

The Biden administration recently announced the first 10 drugs that will be subject to price controls under Medicare as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. The president celebrated the occasion, saying, “We took on Big Pharma and special interests, overcoming opposition from every Republican in Congress, and the American people ...
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Read latest about problems with Obamacare

Will Dems Ever Own Up to Obamacare Failure?

Exchange coverage is far more expensive than originally predicted. It’s also proved difficult for beneficiaries to put to use. In short, Democrats have engineered an insurance marketplace that serves the interests of neither taxpayers nor patients. And they’ve spent lavishly to keep it running. Click to read the full article ...
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Read about Medicare spending

Congress must rein in spending by cutting costs in Medicare and Medicaid

Enrollment in Medicaid has skyrocketed, largely due to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and a pandemic-era prohibition on disenrolling people from the program. As of June 2023, Medicaid and the related Children’s Health Insurance Program covered nearly 93 million people — a 60% increase relative to the pre-Obamacare figure . Read the ...
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Read about the importance of drug price transparency

Transparency Is The Cure For What Ails American Health Care

A government shutdown has been averted—for now. Congress approved a continuing resolution this weekend that funds the government through mid-November. But the weeks-long fight put other important legislative work on hold. Take the “Lower Costs, More Transparency Act.” Late last month, lawmakers pulled it from the floor ahead of an ...
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Read about benefits of health savings accounts

A Boom in Health Savings Accounts Can Save Our Health System

A bill introduced last week by Reps. Greg Steube, R-Fla., and Kat Cammack, R-Fla., could change that. The ACCESS Act allows people to accept federal contributions to an HSA in lieu of reduced cost-sharing for insurance purchased through an exchange. The reform would bring the benefits of HSAs to millions ...
Commentary

Read latest about single-payer healthcare

Most Americans don’t want Medicare for All

But according to recent polling, neither claim is true. Americans are broadly happy with the existing health insurance system. And single-payer would manifestly worsen — not solve — the problems Americans do face under the status quo. Read the full article at the Boston Herald
Commentary

Read about government health care mandates

Healthcare provider shortages are a symptom of government red tape

The unions cited inadequate staffing ratios as a primary motivator for the strike. Labor shortages, or suboptimal distributions of healthcare personnel, are common across the country. Government red tape is largely to blame. Cutting that red tape could make it easier for millions of patients to access care. Read the ...
Commentary

Learn about rising government health care spending

Healthcare Subsidies? A Ticking Time-Bomb

A new study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) makes this startlingly clear. The federal government spent a jaw-dropping $1.8 trillion on healthcare subsidies this year, the CBO says. In 2033, federal subsidies for healthcare are projected to reach $3.3 trillion. Read the full article at Newsmax
Commentary

This Healthcare Reform Could Finally Bring Democrats And Republicans Together

Is there anything that can bring Democrats and Republicans together on health care? Democrats support a greater role for government in the provision of—and payment for—health care. Republicans generally push for deregulation, consumerism, and competition. So what about a healthcare policy that would encourage individuals to shop around for coverage ...
Commentary

Learn about states and Medicaid disenrollment

States Are Wasting Money by Slow-Rolling Medicaid Reviews

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Congress forbade states from disenrolling people from Medicaid. The idea was to prevent people from losing coverage during the pandemic. But the emergency is over. On April 1, state Medicaid programs regained the ability to drop people no longer eligible. Some states have moved ...
Commentary

Read about problems with drug price controls

Inflation Reduction Act kills incentives for medical innovation

The Biden administration recently announced the first 10 drugs that will be subject to price controls under Medicare as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. The president celebrated the occasion, saying, “We took on Big Pharma and special interests, overcoming opposition from every Republican in Congress, and the American people ...
Commentary

Read latest about problems with Obamacare

Will Dems Ever Own Up to Obamacare Failure?

Exchange coverage is far more expensive than originally predicted. It’s also proved difficult for beneficiaries to put to use. In short, Democrats have engineered an insurance marketplace that serves the interests of neither taxpayers nor patients. And they’ve spent lavishly to keep it running. Click to read the full article ...
Commentary

Read about Medicare spending

Congress must rein in spending by cutting costs in Medicare and Medicaid

Enrollment in Medicaid has skyrocketed, largely due to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and a pandemic-era prohibition on disenrolling people from the program. As of June 2023, Medicaid and the related Children’s Health Insurance Program covered nearly 93 million people — a 60% increase relative to the pre-Obamacare figure . Read the ...
Commentary

Read about the importance of drug price transparency

Transparency Is The Cure For What Ails American Health Care

A government shutdown has been averted—for now. Congress approved a continuing resolution this weekend that funds the government through mid-November. But the weeks-long fight put other important legislative work on hold. Take the “Lower Costs, More Transparency Act.” Late last month, lawmakers pulled it from the floor ahead of an ...
Commentary

Read about benefits of health savings accounts

A Boom in Health Savings Accounts Can Save Our Health System

A bill introduced last week by Reps. Greg Steube, R-Fla., and Kat Cammack, R-Fla., could change that. The ACCESS Act allows people to accept federal contributions to an HSA in lieu of reduced cost-sharing for insurance purchased through an exchange. The reform would bring the benefits of HSAs to millions ...
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