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GOP May Outflank Bernie on Drug Price Controls

In recent months, Bernie has yielded socialist turf to two Republicans of impeccable capitalist pedigree. First, it was President Trump, who last fall announced a plan to incorporate drug prices set by foreign governments into Medicare. Then Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) last week introduced a bill pegging U.S. retail prices for prescription drugs to those set by five foreign governments.

How Medicaid Expansion is Crowding Out Private Insurance

Expanding Medicaid in the remaining non-expansion states would crowd millions of able-bodied adults out of private insurance coverage and shift them into taxpayer-funded Medicaid. Nearly two-thirds of these adults either have private coverage already or have access to very low-cost coverage through the ObamaCare exchange. This expansion could also shift more than one million kids who currently have private insurance into Medicaid.

Importing Bad Ideas on Drug Prices

The Florida Legislature has been moving on a plan pushed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis that directs the state health agency to set up a prescription drug importation program. Other states like Colorado are pondering similar schemes, and Vermont is well along in setting one up.

Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals That Squelch Competition

Dominant hospital systems use an array of secret contract terms to protect their turf and block efforts to curb health-care costs. As part of these deals, hospitals can demand insurers include them in every plan and discourage use of less-expensive rivals. Other terms allow hospitals to mask prices from consumers, limit audits of claims, add extra fees and block efforts to exclude health-care providers based on quality or cost.

Conservatives Take on ‘Credibility Gap’ on Health Care, Push Localized Reform

On Wednesday, conservative policy leaders met with reporters at the Heritage Foundation to discuss the framework for Republican health care reform. The policy experts admitted that Republicans start with a "credibility gap" on health care, but argued that limited government approaches will better achieve the goals of driving down costs, providing more options, and helping the most vulnerable obtain health insurance.

Administrative Actions

GOP May Outflank Bernie on Drug Price Controls

In recent months, Bernie has yielded socialist turf to two Republicans of impeccable capitalist pedigree....

Trump Is Being Vague About What He Wants to Replace Obamacare. But There Are Clues.

We don’t know what will emerge as President Trump’s plan to replace Obamacare, which he...

Mulvaney, Administration Officials Emerge From Camp David Summit Planning Health Care Rollout ‘Fairly Shortly’

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the White House plans...

Conservatives Oppose IPI at ATR Capitol Hill Briefing

On Tuesday, Americans for Tax Reform held a Capitol Hill briefing on the Department of...

Trump Really Does Have a Plan That’s Better Than Obamacare

President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget would redirect federal premium subsidies and Medicaid expansion money...

Need for Reform

How Medicaid Expansion is Crowding Out Private Insurance

Expanding Medicaid in the remaining non-expansion states would crowd millions of able-bodied adults out of...

Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals That Squelch Competition

Dominant hospital systems use an array of secret contract terms to protect their turf and...

If The Court Strikes Down Obamacare, How Bad Would That Be?

The Trump administration has decided to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare in court. Some Republicans...

Enrollment Remains Concentrated Among Few Issuers, Including in Exchanges

There may be several companies selling health insurance in a given market, but we’ve previously found that...

Health Care Costs Will Rise Unless Congress Blocks Harmful Tax

The American people – and just about all our elected officials – frequently and justifiably...

Of Interest

Approaching the Singularity of US Health Care Politics

What is a more limited-government, pro-market (not simply pro-business) health policy reformer supposed to do?...

Dr. Matthew Stryker: Who Profits from Drug Price Decreases?

The Trump administration has been pushing for lower drug prices, and some drug manufacturers have...

Justice Department Appeals Decision on Medicaid Work Requirements

The Justice Department has appealed a federal judge’s decision to strike down work requirements in...

Republican Senators Float Bill with Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Seeking to show Republicans’ commitment to protecting those with pre-existing conditions, a group of GOP...

Judge Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rule as ACA Runaround

A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s attempts to expand access to association...

Real Reform

Conservatives: We Do Have a Healthcare Plan

The Trump Administration may be slowing down its push to replace the ACA, but several...

Replacing Obamacare Is Still a Republican Duty

President Trump has tasked three Republican senators with coming up with a replacement for Obamacare...

Conservatives Take on ‘Credibility Gap’ on Health Care, Push Localized Reform

On Wednesday, conservative policy leaders met with reporters at the Heritage Foundation to discuss the...

Trump Pressures Wary Republicans to Produce Replacement for Health-Care Law

President Trump proclaimed this week that Republicans will become “the party of health care” and...

Can Democrats And Republicans Strike A Deal On Health Care?

Is there a health care deal that would meet the needs and solve the political...

State Actions

Importing Bad Ideas on Drug Prices

The Florida Legislature has been moving on a plan pushed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis...

Tennessee House Advances Bill Seeking to Overhaul Medicaid

Tennessee would dramatically overhaul how it provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents...

Idaho Gov. Little Signs Bill to Put Work Requirements on Medicaid Expansion

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill that adds work requirements and other...

Alaska Is Okay Funding Medicaid through Grants, Governor Says

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy told President Donald Trump that the state is open to the...

Trump Administration Approves Partial Utah Medicaid Expansion to Replace Voter-Approved Plan

The Trump administration today approved Utah’s request for a scaled-back Medicaid expansion with a work...

Government-controlled Health Care

Seth Denson: ‘Medicare-For-All’ Isn’t What It Sounds Like

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., released a “2.0” version of his “Medicare-for-all” plan. The...

Democratic Proposals to Overhaul Health Care: A 2020 Primer

About 20 million Americans have gained coverage under ObamaCare since it was passed in 2010,...

Thousands Of Elderly Patients Go Blind In Britain Due To Eye Surgery Rationing

Healthcare rationing is a regular part of the United Kingdom, which has nationalized healthcare in...

Would Patients Be Able to Escape BernieCare?

Sen. Sanders calls his new bill “Medicare for All” because polls tell him that voters...

Sanders Unveils New Medicare for All Bill with Backing from Other 2020 Dems

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday unveiled his revamped Medicare for all bill with the...