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The Regulatory Threat From Payment Do-Overs And Un-Economical Reimbursements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued an update to the home health payment system on June 22nd. This proposed rule, rife with legalese and sheer complexity, should be held up as Exhibit A for why socialized healthcare schemes such as Medicare for All will never work.   The proposal’s obsessions with “aggregate …

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Workers Want Greater Control of Their Healthcare Dollars

The share of workers enrolled in a high-deductible health plan increased substantially last year, according to new research from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota.

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NEW BRIEF: Establishing An Efficient Health Insurance Market

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF   Cultivating an efficient health insurance market requires reforms that empower patients over payers, which can be achieved by: Making health expenditures and health insurance expenditures tax deductible; Broadening the availability and usability of tax-free saving accounts to help patients cover the deductibles and out of pocket …

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GOP Must Seize Control of Health Care Narrative

If the polls are any indication, Republicans will take control of Congress in this fall’s midterm elections. After a year and a half of unified Democratic rule, voters in much of the country appear to be looking for something different. But November is still six months away. If Republicans hope to notch …

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Another Warning About Medicare Is Going Unheeded

The annual report from Medicare’s trustees just arrived. The picture it paints is anything but sunny. According to the report, Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance trust fund is set to be exhausted in 2026. Avoiding this fate, the trustees conclude, will require a massive increase in taxes or decrease in …

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Read Sally Pipes’ Remarks from Adam Smith Society National Meeting

Below are remarks delivered by PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes at the annual national meeting of the Adam Smith Society on June 9, 2021.  She spoke about free market health care solutions. Thank you so very much for inviting me …

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Conservatives Have Healthcare Ideas, Too

Democrats are pushing ahead with their healthcare agenda. In the last few weeks, progressive lawmakers have introduced a new Medicare for All bill, proposed legislation that would implement a public option, and poured billions of dollars into expanding Obamacare subsidies. The press is wondering how Republicans will respond. Last month, …

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Next Up: The Biden Tax Hike

It was just a matter of time. Last week, President Biden announced his intention to hike the taxes of the “rich” to fund his progressive agenda. But will it? History has shown that revenue projections from tax increases don’t often turn out to be the revenue boon tax raisers hoped. …

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Healthcare Price Controls Don’t Come For Free

America’s healthcare bill continues to rise. Our tab reached $3.8 trillion in 2019, nearly $11,600 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Health care consumes some 17.7% of our nation’s gross domestic product. In recent months, two leading research organizations, the Rand Corporation and the Kaiser …

Business & Economics

The future is now for gig-based entrepreneurship

With Californian Kamala Harris as vice president, it’s clear the new Biden administration is taking its cues from the once-Golden State on labor policy. In one of its first acts in office, the Biden Administration placed a regulatory freeze on a Department of Labor regulation enacted in the waning days of the …

Commentary

The Regulatory Threat From Payment Do-Overs And Un-Economical Reimbursements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued an update to the home health payment system on June 22nd. This proposed rule, rife with legalese and sheer complexity, should be held up as Exhibit A for why socialized healthcare schemes such as Medicare for All will never work.   The proposal’s obsessions with “aggregate …

Commentary

Workers Want Greater Control of Their Healthcare Dollars

The share of workers enrolled in a high-deductible health plan increased substantially last year, according to new research from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota.

Featured

NEW BRIEF: Establishing An Efficient Health Insurance Market

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF   Cultivating an efficient health insurance market requires reforms that empower patients over payers, which can be achieved by: Making health expenditures and health insurance expenditures tax deductible; Broadening the availability and usability of tax-free saving accounts to help patients cover the deductibles and out of pocket …

Commentary

GOP Must Seize Control of Health Care Narrative

If the polls are any indication, Republicans will take control of Congress in this fall’s midterm elections. After a year and a half of unified Democratic rule, voters in much of the country appear to be looking for something different. But November is still six months away. If Republicans hope to notch …

Commentary

Another Warning About Medicare Is Going Unheeded

The annual report from Medicare’s trustees just arrived. The picture it paints is anything but sunny. According to the report, Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance trust fund is set to be exhausted in 2026. Avoiding this fate, the trustees conclude, will require a massive increase in taxes or decrease in …

Featured

Read Sally Pipes’ Remarks from Adam Smith Society National Meeting

Below are remarks delivered by PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes at the annual national meeting of the Adam Smith Society on June 9, 2021.  She spoke about free market health care solutions. Thank you so very much for inviting me …

Commentary

Conservatives Have Healthcare Ideas, Too

Democrats are pushing ahead with their healthcare agenda. In the last few weeks, progressive lawmakers have introduced a new Medicare for All bill, proposed legislation that would implement a public option, and poured billions of dollars into expanding Obamacare subsidies. The press is wondering how Republicans will respond. Last month, …

Blog

Next Up: The Biden Tax Hike

It was just a matter of time. Last week, President Biden announced his intention to hike the taxes of the “rich” to fund his progressive agenda. But will it? History has shown that revenue projections from tax increases don’t often turn out to be the revenue boon tax raisers hoped. …

Commentary

Healthcare Price Controls Don’t Come For Free

America’s healthcare bill continues to rise. Our tab reached $3.8 trillion in 2019, nearly $11,600 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Health care consumes some 17.7% of our nation’s gross domestic product. In recent months, two leading research organizations, the Rand Corporation and the Kaiser …

Business & Economics

The future is now for gig-based entrepreneurship

With Californian Kamala Harris as vice president, it’s clear the new Biden administration is taking its cues from the once-Golden State on labor policy. In one of its first acts in office, the Biden Administration placed a regulatory freeze on a Department of Labor regulation enacted in the waning days of the …

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