Medicare

Commentary

Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

Commentary

The VA is failing America’s heroes — again

“If I’d gone to the VA, I would have died.” That’s what Marine veteran Chinaza Duson told Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive after she nearly died of a heart attack this summer waiting to be seen at her local Veterans Affairs medical center. Sadly, veterans across America utter similar words …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

Commentary

Divided Congress Doesn’t Have to Mean Gridlock Over Healthcare

As a result of the recent midterm elections, and as of this writing, it looks like the 118th Congress, which will be seated Jan. 3, 2023 will be split, with Democrats set to retain a slim majority in the Senate and Republicans taking control of the House by just a …

Commentary

A New Plan Brings Clarity To Healthcare Price Transparency–Finally

In health policy, there’s nothing quite as opaque as price transparency. Insurance companies and hospitals tend to say there’s no place for it in the healthcare sector, since medicine is more complicated than cars or groceries. Other skeptics say that implementing transparency rules is too hard. Hospitals have largely flouted a two-year-old …

Commentary

What might the new Congress do on healthcare?

The outcome of this week’s midterm elections is still unclear, but Republicans appear headed for a narrow majority in the House of Representatives. Divided government means that legislation must have bipartisan appeal if it’s going to have any hope of advancing. On healthcare, there are a few policy initiatives that could attract …

Commentary

Dems Pose Biggest Threat to Medicare — GOP Will Save It

In a last-minute bid for undecided voters in the run-up to the midterm elections, Democrats are loudly claiming that a Republican Congress will be bad for seniors. As President Joe Biden put it at a campaign rally this week, “They’re coming after your Social Security and Medicare, and they’re saying it …

Commentary

Healthcare Competition Isn’t Just A Republican Messaging Point

The midterm elections are tomorrow. Polling suggests Republicans have a shot at winning back both the House and Senate, as voters are coalescing around the GOP’s ideas for reducing inflation and crime. While those ideas might lead to electoral victory, they’re not the only policy priorities on conservatives’ list. Republicans have also promised to …

Commentary

Veteran suicides testify to a healthcare travesty

The Department of Veterans Affairs has said that preventing veteran suicides is a top priority. Unfortunately, a new inspector general report suggests the department is failing in its mission. The report found that more than 1 in 10 VA staffers hadn’t completed their mandatory suicide-prevention training. As the report put it, “Lack of training …

Commentary

Insurance Market Requiring Gov’t Handouts Is Dysfunctional

Next week marks the beginning of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. According to one recent analysis of 72 exchange insurers, premiums are likely to increase by an average of 10%. In some cases, rate hikes could exceed 25%. Most consumers won’t feel these price …

Commentary

Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

Commentary

The VA is failing America’s heroes — again

“If I’d gone to the VA, I would have died.” That’s what Marine veteran Chinaza Duson told Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive after she nearly died of a heart attack this summer waiting to be seen at her local Veterans Affairs medical center. Sadly, veterans across America utter similar words …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

Commentary

Divided Congress Doesn’t Have to Mean Gridlock Over Healthcare

As a result of the recent midterm elections, and as of this writing, it looks like the 118th Congress, which will be seated Jan. 3, 2023 will be split, with Democrats set to retain a slim majority in the Senate and Republicans taking control of the House by just a …

Commentary

A New Plan Brings Clarity To Healthcare Price Transparency–Finally

In health policy, there’s nothing quite as opaque as price transparency. Insurance companies and hospitals tend to say there’s no place for it in the healthcare sector, since medicine is more complicated than cars or groceries. Other skeptics say that implementing transparency rules is too hard. Hospitals have largely flouted a two-year-old …

Commentary

What might the new Congress do on healthcare?

The outcome of this week’s midterm elections is still unclear, but Republicans appear headed for a narrow majority in the House of Representatives. Divided government means that legislation must have bipartisan appeal if it’s going to have any hope of advancing. On healthcare, there are a few policy initiatives that could attract …

Commentary

Dems Pose Biggest Threat to Medicare — GOP Will Save It

In a last-minute bid for undecided voters in the run-up to the midterm elections, Democrats are loudly claiming that a Republican Congress will be bad for seniors. As President Joe Biden put it at a campaign rally this week, “They’re coming after your Social Security and Medicare, and they’re saying it …

Commentary

Healthcare Competition Isn’t Just A Republican Messaging Point

The midterm elections are tomorrow. Polling suggests Republicans have a shot at winning back both the House and Senate, as voters are coalescing around the GOP’s ideas for reducing inflation and crime. While those ideas might lead to electoral victory, they’re not the only policy priorities on conservatives’ list. Republicans have also promised to …

Commentary

Veteran suicides testify to a healthcare travesty

The Department of Veterans Affairs has said that preventing veteran suicides is a top priority. Unfortunately, a new inspector general report suggests the department is failing in its mission. The report found that more than 1 in 10 VA staffers hadn’t completed their mandatory suicide-prevention training. As the report put it, “Lack of training …

Commentary

Insurance Market Requiring Gov’t Handouts Is Dysfunctional

Next week marks the beginning of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. According to one recent analysis of 72 exchange insurers, premiums are likely to increase by an average of 10%. In some cases, rate hikes could exceed 25%. Most consumers won’t feel these price …

Scroll to Top