Despite good economic news, the high costs of health care remain the most pressing and worrisome domestic issue for families and individuals.
Obamacare’s crony capitalism—allowing hospitals to grow their operations in exchange for political endorsements—continues to contribute to higher premiums.
At this rate, Commonwealth Fund should stop putting out reports talking about all the health costs we could save by increasingly socializing medicine. Our country can’t afford them.
The only thing that keeps Obamacare from collapsing completely is that taxpayers are paying most or all of the premiums for the vast majority of people in the exchanges.
When it comes to bad policy—and bad strategy—the continuing resolution’s two-year postponement of Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’ stands as its coup de grace.
We could have increased access, improved quality, and decreased costs with better medical licensing, prescription drug regulation, Food and Drug Administration approval, and patent law.
What is unique about health care is not fee-for-service, but third-party payment. Only in health care is someone else picking up the tab for our spending.
The number of recommended vaccines has increased from 10 doses in 1983 to almost 30 doses in 2015—each with an individual monetary and time cost for parents.
Despite our ridiculous current debate, you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars tomorrow, doing the same things you do with every other product you shop for.
If we insist on spending this staggering amount of money, we could spend it in a way that actually provides health care for the many Americans who supposedly desperately need it.
The GOP’s American Health Care Act, like Obamacare, does nothing to address the core drivers of health-care hyperinflation. Unless those issues are addressed, costs will continue to escalate.
Going down the same failed Obamacare approach of more taxes and more spending will not lower health costs. And lower costs is what Republicans should prioritize.
Why is conventional opinion so quick to assume that the American people lack the imagination and initiative to get creative if insurance schemes get scrambled overnight?
There are many reasons conservatives should not remain fixated on the number of people with health insurance when designing an Obamacare alternative.
After the election, the Republicans will have a chance to effectively finish off Obamacare. They should take it.
Watch out for five misguided attacks to persuade the public that government intervention in the pharmaceutical industry is necessary. Actually, it will make things worse.
Your doctor could go broke if he looks at you for longer than a ‘Scrubs’ episode.
Medical care is about the same monolithic fortress it was 50 years ago, only more expensive and complicated. Innovation requires whole-system conversion.
Jonathan Gruber is not the only one who lied to Americans about Obamacare. One could even say he was just parroting his boss.
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