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To help patients save money, Congress needs to tackle the middlemen in health care

As a Republican-controlled House of Representatives with a small majority opens for business in January, one member has especially big ideas for saving patients money on prescription drug costs — and the research to back it up. A year ago, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) released a comprehensive report on the …

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Healthcare Priorities For The Next Congress

What kind of healthcare reforms can we expect from the 118th Congress? The outlook is a bit cloudy. At long last, Congress will likely turn its attention to things other than COVID-19. But Democrats have lost their legislative trifecta and will have to work with a House narrowly controlled by …

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Price Controls, Publicly Funded Insurance Won’t Deliver Value

On Dec. 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (cms.gov) released their latest estimate of the country’s annual healthcare tab. For the second straight year, U.S. healthcare spending topped $4 trillion. In 2021, health spending accounted for more than 18% of U.S. GDP. Progressives tend to cite numbers like these …

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Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

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Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

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An Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s, But Only if ICER Allows It

Three days before Christmas, the Institute for Clinical & Economic Review (ICER) is scheduled to publish a draft assessment of two promising treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately for the millions of Americans living with this fatal illness, it is likely that ICER will be giving lumps of coal, not gifts, …

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​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

Business & Economics

Activist Investors Are Putting Ideology Before Shareholder Value

Under the leadership of Gary Gensler, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is empowering activist investors to pursue their preferred politics and social causes at the expense of investors’ interests. According to a November 3, 2021 SEC staff memo Staff will no longer focus on determining the nexus between a policy issue …

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Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

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Sanders’ Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

Commentary

To help patients save money, Congress needs to tackle the middlemen in health care

As a Republican-controlled House of Representatives with a small majority opens for business in January, one member has especially big ideas for saving patients money on prescription drug costs — and the research to back it up. A year ago, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) released a comprehensive report on the …

Commentary

Healthcare Priorities For The Next Congress

What kind of healthcare reforms can we expect from the 118th Congress? The outlook is a bit cloudy. At long last, Congress will likely turn its attention to things other than COVID-19. But Democrats have lost their legislative trifecta and will have to work with a House narrowly controlled by …

Commentary

Price Controls, Publicly Funded Insurance Won’t Deliver Value

On Dec. 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (cms.gov) released their latest estimate of the country’s annual healthcare tab. For the second straight year, U.S. healthcare spending topped $4 trillion. In 2021, health spending accounted for more than 18% of U.S. GDP. Progressives tend to cite numbers like these …

Commentary

Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

Commentary

Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

Commentary

An Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s, But Only if ICER Allows It

Three days before Christmas, the Institute for Clinical & Economic Review (ICER) is scheduled to publish a draft assessment of two promising treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately for the millions of Americans living with this fatal illness, it is likely that ICER will be giving lumps of coal, not gifts, …

Commentary

​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

Business & Economics

Activist Investors Are Putting Ideology Before Shareholder Value

Under the leadership of Gary Gensler, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is empowering activist investors to pursue their preferred politics and social causes at the expense of investors’ interests. According to a November 3, 2021 SEC staff memo Staff will no longer focus on determining the nexus between a policy issue …

Commentary

Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

Commentary

Sanders’ Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

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