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Obamacare Open Enrollment Brings Election Day “Gift” To Voters

We’re about a week away from two notable dates on America’s civic calendar. On November 1, open enrollment begins on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. One week later, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections. Democrats have been aware of this reality for months. It was one of the reasons they …

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Simple Fix for Healthcare: Give Patients More Responsibility

Health costs have been rising at an astounding rate. Insurers believe that overuse of medical care and poor individual health habits are big reasons why, according to a new study from insurance advisory firm Willis Towers Watson. That conclusion runs counter to the narrative common among progressives that patients are hapless victims …

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Market-based Principles Bring Us Quality Healthcare

A new poll from West Health and Gallup paints a grim picture of health care in the United States. Among the survey’s most striking findings is that three-quarters of the country grades the cost of care at either a D or an F. Critics of our nation’s market-based health system are sure …

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Hospitals are still hiding costs

Hospitals aren’t complying with a nearly 2-year-old federal rule requiring them to publish their prices, according to new research from PatientRightsAdvocate.org. Their willingness to flout the law is understandable. They make more money when people don’t know how much the medical services they consume cost. But patients and payers shouldn’t stand for …

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Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

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Socialized Medicine Is Tanking Britain’s Economy

Great Britain has a new king, a new prime minister—and a new economic crisis. S&P Global says that the country is already in a recession. Inflation is at 9.9%, higher than in the United States. The pound has fallen dramatically against the U.S. dollar, and government debt is surging. But at least the …

Drug Innovation

NEW BRIEF: Promoting Transparency and Competition in the Drug Market

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF   BY WAYNE WINEGARDEN AND CELINE BOOKIN In addition to the reforms to the health insurance system, which will help address the problems of drug affordability, reforms tailored to the pharmaceutical sector are necessary. These reforms should eliminate drug supply chain inefficiencies and include:   fostering a …

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Inflation Reduction Act is bad news for patients

Democrats are riding high on the public support they’ve garnered for passing legislation giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices from drug makers. A Politico-Morning Consult Poll found that 76% of Americans support price caps on drugs, while only 13% do not. In other words, Democrats have effectively …

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On Health Care, Energy, and Education, A To-Do List for the New Congress

Recent public opinion surveys highlight the policy priorities that voters have for the next Congress:   90 percent of those surveyed in a July Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll said health care costs, including prescription drug costs, were very or somewhat important issue upon which they would decide their …

Education

A ‘To-Do List’ For Congress: Think Tank Urges Next Congress to Embrace Free-Market Vision on Health Care, Education, Energy

A ‘To-Do List’ For Congress: Think Tank Urges Next Congress to Embrace Free-Market Vision on Health Care, Education, Energy.
Offers Reform Ideas with Potential for Bipartisan Appeal

Commentary

Obamacare Open Enrollment Brings Election Day “Gift” To Voters

We’re about a week away from two notable dates on America’s civic calendar. On November 1, open enrollment begins on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. One week later, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections. Democrats have been aware of this reality for months. It was one of the reasons they …

Commentary

Simple Fix for Healthcare: Give Patients More Responsibility

Health costs have been rising at an astounding rate. Insurers believe that overuse of medical care and poor individual health habits are big reasons why, according to a new study from insurance advisory firm Willis Towers Watson. That conclusion runs counter to the narrative common among progressives that patients are hapless victims …

Commentary

Market-based Principles Bring Us Quality Healthcare

A new poll from West Health and Gallup paints a grim picture of health care in the United States. Among the survey’s most striking findings is that three-quarters of the country grades the cost of care at either a D or an F. Critics of our nation’s market-based health system are sure …

Commentary

Hospitals are still hiding costs

Hospitals aren’t complying with a nearly 2-year-old federal rule requiring them to publish their prices, according to new research from PatientRightsAdvocate.org. Their willingness to flout the law is understandable. They make more money when people don’t know how much the medical services they consume cost. But patients and payers shouldn’t stand for …

Commentary

Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

Commentary

Socialized Medicine Is Tanking Britain’s Economy

Great Britain has a new king, a new prime minister—and a new economic crisis. S&P Global says that the country is already in a recession. Inflation is at 9.9%, higher than in the United States. The pound has fallen dramatically against the U.S. dollar, and government debt is surging. But at least the …

Drug Innovation

NEW BRIEF: Promoting Transparency and Competition in the Drug Market

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF   BY WAYNE WINEGARDEN AND CELINE BOOKIN In addition to the reforms to the health insurance system, which will help address the problems of drug affordability, reforms tailored to the pharmaceutical sector are necessary. These reforms should eliminate drug supply chain inefficiencies and include:   fostering a …

Commentary

Inflation Reduction Act is bad news for patients

Democrats are riding high on the public support they’ve garnered for passing legislation giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices from drug makers. A Politico-Morning Consult Poll found that 76% of Americans support price caps on drugs, while only 13% do not. In other words, Democrats have effectively …

Blog

On Health Care, Energy, and Education, A To-Do List for the New Congress

Recent public opinion surveys highlight the policy priorities that voters have for the next Congress:   90 percent of those surveyed in a July Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll said health care costs, including prescription drug costs, were very or somewhat important issue upon which they would decide their …

Education

A ‘To-Do List’ For Congress: Think Tank Urges Next Congress to Embrace Free-Market Vision on Health Care, Education, Energy

A ‘To-Do List’ For Congress: Think Tank Urges Next Congress to Embrace Free-Market Vision on Health Care, Education, Energy.
Offers Reform Ideas with Potential for Bipartisan Appeal

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