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How 2024 Republican presidential candidates should talk about healthcare

Republican presidential candidates are once again talking about healthcare policy. At a debate earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) discussed the need for more affordable healthcare. Vivek Ramaswamy called for a more competitive insurance marketplace. The renewed interest in healthcare among Republicans came on the heels of former President Donald Trump’s assertion that he’d seriously look at replacing ...
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Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

GOP Shouldn’t Squander Trump’s Revival of Obamacare Debate

Former President Donald Trump recently revealed he is “seriously looking at alternatives” to Obamacare. As he put it in a post on Truth Social, “[t]he cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare.” Those comments should have come as good news to lawmakers looking to reduce the ...
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Giving The Gov’t Drug Patent March-In Authority Is Bad Policy

In early December, the Biden administration announced a proposal on exercising march-in rights on taxpayer-funded drugs and other inventions that allows prices to “be a factor in considering whether a drug is accessible to the public.” This is a terrible idea. As the Congressional Research Service summarized, it is an ...
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Read Sally Pipes' latest at Forbes

There’s Nothing Crazy About Donald Trump’s Pledge To Replace Obamacare

Former President Donald Trump made waves late last month when he announced that he was “seriously looking” at replacing Obamacare if elected to a second term. Democrats’ reaction to this announcement was unsurprising. President Joe Biden leapt into action to defend his former boss’s signature healthcare law, claiming that Trump’s plan would “rip away ...
Drug Innovation

Watch Wayne Winegarden Discuss President Biden’s Plan to Seize Drug Patents on NTD News

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Elizabeth Warren talks turkey about Obamacare’s perverse incentives

Two days before Thanksgiving, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)  sent a letter  with her colleague Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the impact of Obamacare’s medical loss ratio rules on insurer consolidation. It’s a striking, if tacit, admission of the law’s flaws by one of the nation’s leading ...
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Will Trump’s Hospital Price Transparency Rule Resurge?

One of President Donald J. Trump’s greatest health-policy coups during his term in office came in 2019. His executive order directed hospitals to disclose the prices of a range of services and treatments. The logic behind the order was straightforward. In order for healthcare markets to function efficiently, patients need ready access ...
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Reforming PBM Practices Would Improve The Pharmacy Market

Patients, the ultimate healthcare arbiter, continue to bear the costs from the perverse incentives driving the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) market. Because of these disincentives patients pay excessive out-of-pocket costs. Just as troubling, the misaligned incentives create impediments that dictate where patients can fill their prescriptions and which prescriptions they can ...
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CAPITAL IDEAS: A 2024 Healthcare Reform Agenda for Achieving Affordable, Accessible, High Quality Care

The following is text of a speech given by PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes to the BYU chapter of the Adam Smith Society. My charge today is to outline a policy reform agenda that will make affordable, accessible, and high-quality ...
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Read latest about push for single-payer

Doctors lobbying for Medicare for All should be careful what they wish for

Single-payer health care is what it sounds like — an insurance program where the government is the only insurer. Private insurance would be banned. And the government would pay health-care providers whatever it deemed appropriate and affordable. Read the full article at the New York Post
Commentary

How 2024 Republican presidential candidates should talk about healthcare

Republican presidential candidates are once again talking about healthcare policy. At a debate earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) discussed the need for more affordable healthcare. Vivek Ramaswamy called for a more competitive insurance marketplace. The renewed interest in healthcare among Republicans came on the heels of former President Donald Trump’s assertion that he’d seriously look at replacing ...
Commentary

Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

GOP Shouldn’t Squander Trump’s Revival of Obamacare Debate

Former President Donald Trump recently revealed he is “seriously looking at alternatives” to Obamacare. As he put it in a post on Truth Social, “[t]he cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare.” Those comments should have come as good news to lawmakers looking to reduce the ...
Commentary

Giving The Gov’t Drug Patent March-In Authority Is Bad Policy

In early December, the Biden administration announced a proposal on exercising march-in rights on taxpayer-funded drugs and other inventions that allows prices to “be a factor in considering whether a drug is accessible to the public.” This is a terrible idea. As the Congressional Research Service summarized, it is an ...
Commentary

Read Sally Pipes' latest at Forbes

There’s Nothing Crazy About Donald Trump’s Pledge To Replace Obamacare

Former President Donald Trump made waves late last month when he announced that he was “seriously looking” at replacing Obamacare if elected to a second term. Democrats’ reaction to this announcement was unsurprising. President Joe Biden leapt into action to defend his former boss’s signature healthcare law, claiming that Trump’s plan would “rip away ...
Drug Innovation

Watch Wayne Winegarden Discuss President Biden’s Plan to Seize Drug Patents on NTD News

Commentary

Elizabeth Warren talks turkey about Obamacare’s perverse incentives

Two days before Thanksgiving, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)  sent a letter  with her colleague Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the impact of Obamacare’s medical loss ratio rules on insurer consolidation. It’s a striking, if tacit, admission of the law’s flaws by one of the nation’s leading ...
Commentary

Will Trump’s Hospital Price Transparency Rule Resurge?

One of President Donald J. Trump’s greatest health-policy coups during his term in office came in 2019. His executive order directed hospitals to disclose the prices of a range of services and treatments. The logic behind the order was straightforward. In order for healthcare markets to function efficiently, patients need ready access ...
Commentary

Reforming PBM Practices Would Improve The Pharmacy Market

Patients, the ultimate healthcare arbiter, continue to bear the costs from the perverse incentives driving the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) market. Because of these disincentives patients pay excessive out-of-pocket costs. Just as troubling, the misaligned incentives create impediments that dictate where patients can fill their prescriptions and which prescriptions they can ...
Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: A 2024 Healthcare Reform Agenda for Achieving Affordable, Accessible, High Quality Care

The following is text of a speech given by PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes to the BYU chapter of the Adam Smith Society. My charge today is to outline a policy reform agenda that will make affordable, accessible, and high-quality ...
Commentary

Read latest about push for single-payer

Doctors lobbying for Medicare for All should be careful what they wish for

Single-payer health care is what it sounds like — an insurance program where the government is the only insurer. Private insurance would be banned. And the government would pay health-care providers whatever it deemed appropriate and affordable. Read the full article at the New York Post
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