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Read about the bill in Congress that would ban the use of "quality-adjusted life years"

Congress needs to cut QALYs

The House of Representatives last week approved a bill that would ban the use of “quality-adjusted life years,” or QALYs, as well as other measures for determining the purported value of a medical intervention, in all federal health programs. Now the Senate will consider the measure. QALYs should have no place in federal decision-making about whether ...
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Read the latest on short-term health plans

If he’s elected, short-term health plans belong on Trump’s to-do list

It appears that former President Donald Trump has all but locked up the Republican presidential nomination after winning the New Hampshire primary. He has long vowed that, if elected, he will scrap and replace the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going to fight for much better healthcare than Obamacare,” he pledged while campaigning in Iowa earlier ...
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Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

A Look at UK Puts U.S. Doctors ‘Plight’ in Perspective

Doctors are pleading with Congress to reverse the 3.4% cut in Medicare payments that took effect this month. In a recent interview, the head of the American Medical Association, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, called the policy “unconscionable,” adding that “physicians continue to struggle.” If American physicians think they have it rough, they ...
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Read how our broken immigration system is affecting healthcare

Limited Visas Hinder Hospitals Ability To Curb Nursing Shortfall

Covid-19 burnout and understaffed hospital wards have taken their toll on the nursing profession. An April 2023 study found that overworked nursing professionals and understaffing have driven “an overall 3.3% decline in the U.S. nursing workforce during the past 2 years.” While some argue that the term shortage is not appropriate because the number ...
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Don’t give Medicaid to illegal immigrants

California just became the first state to offer taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal immigrants. As of Jan. 1, every adult in California, regardless of age or legal status, can apply for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. Democrats claim the law is about human rights. But taxpayer dollars are finite — something California should understand as it grapples with a ...
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Candidates can’t afford silence on health care

Democrats and Republicans are further apart than they’ve been in half a century, according to the Pew Research Center. But nearly 4 in 10 tell pollsters that they’d be open to supporting a candidate from a different political party whose top priority was reducing health care costs. Many Democrats have ...
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House’s New Healthcare Reform Drags Medical Pricing to Sunlight

One of the most glaring deficiencies in America’s healthcare system is its lack of price transparency. For too long, the bottom-line price of everything from prescription drugs to MRI scans and in-patient medical procedures has remained a mystery to most consumers. This is no accident. By obscuring this information, providers, ...
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Sally Pipes featured in New York Post regarding undocumented immigrants in CA qualifying for free healthcare

By Victor Nava Cash-strapped California will ring in the new year by offering free health care to all undocumented immigrants who qualify for the state’s government-run health insurance program. “The expansion was a bad idea when the state’s coffers were flush. Now that California is struggling to make ends meet, ...
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New Report Confirms: Left’s Health Policy Is Malignant

Earlier this month, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data on the state of U.S. health spending. The agency’s report offers a chilling diagnosis of the challenges facing the U.S. health system. It also reveals just how misguided the Democrats’ health policy agenda has been ...
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Biden Is Medical Innovation’s Executioner

President Joe Biden just declared war on medical science — and has undermined his “Cancer Moonshot.” That’s the only way to interpret the administration’s announcement last week arrogating the power to seize patents for medicines and other technologies developed with taxpayer funds on the grounds that they’re too expensive. The president claims ...
Commentary

Read about the bill in Congress that would ban the use of "quality-adjusted life years"

Congress needs to cut QALYs

The House of Representatives last week approved a bill that would ban the use of “quality-adjusted life years,” or QALYs, as well as other measures for determining the purported value of a medical intervention, in all federal health programs. Now the Senate will consider the measure. QALYs should have no place in federal decision-making about whether ...
Commentary

Read the latest on short-term health plans

If he’s elected, short-term health plans belong on Trump’s to-do list

It appears that former President Donald Trump has all but locked up the Republican presidential nomination after winning the New Hampshire primary. He has long vowed that, if elected, he will scrap and replace the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going to fight for much better healthcare than Obamacare,” he pledged while campaigning in Iowa earlier ...
Commentary

Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

A Look at UK Puts U.S. Doctors ‘Plight’ in Perspective

Doctors are pleading with Congress to reverse the 3.4% cut in Medicare payments that took effect this month. In a recent interview, the head of the American Medical Association, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, called the policy “unconscionable,” adding that “physicians continue to struggle.” If American physicians think they have it rough, they ...
Commentary

Read how our broken immigration system is affecting healthcare

Limited Visas Hinder Hospitals Ability To Curb Nursing Shortfall

Covid-19 burnout and understaffed hospital wards have taken their toll on the nursing profession. An April 2023 study found that overworked nursing professionals and understaffing have driven “an overall 3.3% decline in the U.S. nursing workforce during the past 2 years.” While some argue that the term shortage is not appropriate because the number ...
Commentary

Don’t give Medicaid to illegal immigrants

California just became the first state to offer taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal immigrants. As of Jan. 1, every adult in California, regardless of age or legal status, can apply for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. Democrats claim the law is about human rights. But taxpayer dollars are finite — something California should understand as it grapples with a ...
Commentary

Candidates can’t afford silence on health care

Democrats and Republicans are further apart than they’ve been in half a century, according to the Pew Research Center. But nearly 4 in 10 tell pollsters that they’d be open to supporting a candidate from a different political party whose top priority was reducing health care costs. Many Democrats have ...
Commentary

House’s New Healthcare Reform Drags Medical Pricing to Sunlight

One of the most glaring deficiencies in America’s healthcare system is its lack of price transparency. For too long, the bottom-line price of everything from prescription drugs to MRI scans and in-patient medical procedures has remained a mystery to most consumers. This is no accident. By obscuring this information, providers, ...
Featured

Sally Pipes featured in New York Post regarding undocumented immigrants in CA qualifying for free healthcare

By Victor Nava Cash-strapped California will ring in the new year by offering free health care to all undocumented immigrants who qualify for the state’s government-run health insurance program. “The expansion was a bad idea when the state’s coffers were flush. Now that California is struggling to make ends meet, ...
Commentary

New Report Confirms: Left’s Health Policy Is Malignant

Earlier this month, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data on the state of U.S. health spending. The agency’s report offers a chilling diagnosis of the challenges facing the U.S. health system. It also reveals just how misguided the Democrats’ health policy agenda has been ...
Commentary

Biden Is Medical Innovation’s Executioner

President Joe Biden just declared war on medical science — and has undermined his “Cancer Moonshot.” That’s the only way to interpret the administration’s announcement last week arrogating the power to seize patents for medicines and other technologies developed with taxpayer funds on the grounds that they’re too expensive. The president claims ...
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