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How Obamacare tax credits spike premiums

For the health insurance industry, Obamacare open enrollment, which started last month, is the most wonderful time of the year. Millions of Americans are signing up for plans on the exchanges. Each click of the “submit” button adds a fistful more dollars to insurers’ bottom line. Open enrollment comes complete with tax credits ...
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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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Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
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Canadian Health Care Leaves Patients Frozen In Line

More than one-fourth of Americans receive taxpayer-funded health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to the latest federal estimates. But that “free” coverage has a significant cost. Medicaid beneficiaries must wait longer for care than those with private insurance. A study from 2021 found that Medicaid patients waited 1.3 ...
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Medicaid spending is on the rise — progressive policies are to blame

Medicaid expenditures totaled more than $805 billion in 2022, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That’s a 9.6% increase compared with 2021. The data are the latest indication of just how big Medicaid has become. And that’s no accident. For years, progressives have advanced policies that have nudged millions more ...
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California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
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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 ...
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Read how Biden plan would hurt medical innovation

The Biden Administration Abuses Inflation to Attack Medical Innovation

It is theoretically bankrupt because price changes for individual goods and services reflect unique market factors in addition to broad-based inflation trends. There is no reason to expect any good’s price changes to always equal the average of all price changes (e.g., measured inflation). For instance, a deep frost that ...
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Reining in the true culprit behind critical medicine shortages

Drug shortages in the United States have reached crisis levels. The Food and Drug Administration reports that nearly 140 medicines are currently in short supply. That figure includes more than a dozen cancer drugs, which has forced doctors and patients to confront the dangerous possibility of rationing. These shortages threaten ...
Commentary

How Obamacare tax credits spike premiums

For the health insurance industry, Obamacare open enrollment, which started last month, is the most wonderful time of the year. Millions of Americans are signing up for plans on the exchanges. Each click of the “submit” button adds a fistful more dollars to insurers’ bottom line. Open enrollment comes complete with tax credits ...
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

Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
Commentary

Canadian Health Care Leaves Patients Frozen In Line

More than one-fourth of Americans receive taxpayer-funded health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to the latest federal estimates. But that “free” coverage has a significant cost. Medicaid beneficiaries must wait longer for care than those with private insurance. A study from 2021 found that Medicaid patients waited 1.3 ...
Commentary

Medicaid spending is on the rise — progressive policies are to blame

Medicaid expenditures totaled more than $805 billion in 2022, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That’s a 9.6% increase compared with 2021. The data are the latest indication of just how big Medicaid has become. And that’s no accident. For years, progressives have advanced policies that have nudged millions more ...
Commentary

California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
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 ...
Blog

Read how Biden plan would hurt medical innovation

The Biden Administration Abuses Inflation to Attack Medical Innovation

It is theoretically bankrupt because price changes for individual goods and services reflect unique market factors in addition to broad-based inflation trends. There is no reason to expect any good’s price changes to always equal the average of all price changes (e.g., measured inflation). For instance, a deep frost that ...
Commentary

Reining in the true culprit behind critical medicine shortages

Drug shortages in the United States have reached crisis levels. The Food and Drug Administration reports that nearly 140 medicines are currently in short supply. That figure includes more than a dozen cancer drugs, which has forced doctors and patients to confront the dangerous possibility of rationing. These shortages threaten ...
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