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Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
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Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
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Read the latest about Medicaid overreach

States use Medicaid as credit card without limit

Medicaid was created in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” to provide health coverage to low-income and disabled Americans. The incremental expansion of the program is bleeding taxpayers and straining its ability to fulfill its historical purpose. Its scope needs to be scaled back. Read the full ...
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Read the latest on GOP's plan for healthcare reform

House GOP Embraces Markets in New Health Reform Plan

The House Republican Study Committee’s new budget proposal, which was released last month, offers fresh proof that the GOP hasn’t given up on sensible health reform. The proposal would balance the budget in just seven years, in part by undoing some of the most destructive elements of Obamacare. It also gives Americans ...
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Read the latest on the failures of Obamacare

President Biden Touts Obamacare As A Success. Many Patients Disagree.

President Biden is trying to make this November’s election a referendum on healthcare policy. Last month, his campaign initiated a national organizing blitz with former President Obama to galvanize support for the Affordable Care Act — and by extension, the incumbent president, who has continued to expand his Democratic predecessor’s signature program. More than 21 ...
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Read the latest on US drug pricing

Global Collaboration on Reference Models Will Further Depersonalize Healthcare

By Sally Pipes & Wayne Winegarden  Question: What’s worse than government bureaucrats in Washington declaring the value of your medicine? Answer: Bureaucrats from Boston, London, Ottawa and Diemen establishing that value. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. It is the direction that the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is ...
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Read about President Biden's new budget proposal on healthcare

Biden’s Healthcare Budget Enriches Insurers, Ignores Patients

Anyone clamoring for commonsense healthcare reform won’t find much to cheer about in President Joe Biden’s new budget proposal. The insurance industry, however, should be very pleased. Among other things, the budget makes Biden’s enhanced Obamacare premium subsidies permanent and calls for a new Medicaid-like program for people in states that haven’t ...
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Learn about America's physician shortage

We need all doctors on deck

Medical students recently celebrated “Match Day,” when aspiring doctors learn where they’ll be spending the next few years in residency to complete their training. America needs many more physicians — as many as 86,000 by 2036, according to projections released this week by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Policymakers can help plug that gap by easing ...
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If expanding quality health care access is California’s goal, Medi-Cal is not the solution

In January, California became the very first state to open its Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, to every undocumented immigrant within its borders. Some 700,000 adults between the ages of 26 and 49 now qualify for publicly funded health coverage. It’s the fourth expansion of the program to undocumented immigrants, after kids became eligible in 2015, young ...
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As Obamacare Turns 14, It Continues To Bully U.S. Patients

March 23 marks the 14th anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the signing ceremony, then-Vice President Joe Biden famously remarked, “This is a big fucking deal!” How right he was—much to the chagrin of patients, who have been stuck with the monstrosity that is ...
Commentary

Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
Commentary

Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
Commentary

Read the latest about Medicaid overreach

States use Medicaid as credit card without limit

Medicaid was created in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” to provide health coverage to low-income and disabled Americans. The incremental expansion of the program is bleeding taxpayers and straining its ability to fulfill its historical purpose. Its scope needs to be scaled back. Read the full ...
Commentary

Read the latest on GOP's plan for healthcare reform

House GOP Embraces Markets in New Health Reform Plan

The House Republican Study Committee’s new budget proposal, which was released last month, offers fresh proof that the GOP hasn’t given up on sensible health reform. The proposal would balance the budget in just seven years, in part by undoing some of the most destructive elements of Obamacare. It also gives Americans ...
Commentary

Read the latest on the failures of Obamacare

President Biden Touts Obamacare As A Success. Many Patients Disagree.

President Biden is trying to make this November’s election a referendum on healthcare policy. Last month, his campaign initiated a national organizing blitz with former President Obama to galvanize support for the Affordable Care Act — and by extension, the incumbent president, who has continued to expand his Democratic predecessor’s signature program. More than 21 ...
Commentary

Read the latest on US drug pricing

Global Collaboration on Reference Models Will Further Depersonalize Healthcare

By Sally Pipes & Wayne Winegarden  Question: What’s worse than government bureaucrats in Washington declaring the value of your medicine? Answer: Bureaucrats from Boston, London, Ottawa and Diemen establishing that value. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. It is the direction that the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is ...
Commentary

Read about President Biden's new budget proposal on healthcare

Biden’s Healthcare Budget Enriches Insurers, Ignores Patients

Anyone clamoring for commonsense healthcare reform won’t find much to cheer about in President Joe Biden’s new budget proposal. The insurance industry, however, should be very pleased. Among other things, the budget makes Biden’s enhanced Obamacare premium subsidies permanent and calls for a new Medicaid-like program for people in states that haven’t ...
Commentary

Learn about America's physician shortage

We need all doctors on deck

Medical students recently celebrated “Match Day,” when aspiring doctors learn where they’ll be spending the next few years in residency to complete their training. America needs many more physicians — as many as 86,000 by 2036, according to projections released this week by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Policymakers can help plug that gap by easing ...
Commentary

If expanding quality health care access is California’s goal, Medi-Cal is not the solution

In January, California became the very first state to open its Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, to every undocumented immigrant within its borders. Some 700,000 adults between the ages of 26 and 49 now qualify for publicly funded health coverage. It’s the fourth expansion of the program to undocumented immigrants, after kids became eligible in 2015, young ...
Commentary

As Obamacare Turns 14, It Continues To Bully U.S. Patients

March 23 marks the 14th anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the signing ceremony, then-Vice President Joe Biden famously remarked, “This is a big fucking deal!” How right he was—much to the chagrin of patients, who have been stuck with the monstrosity that is ...
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