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Health Care Is the Sleeper Issue of 2018

The pre-existing-conditions offensive against the GOP is based on its votes to repeal ObamaCare. But the truth is that every Republican in Congress who voted for repeal also voted to require states to provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The GOP approach was to let each state figure out how best to accomplish this under a federal system that worked better than the Affordable Care Act. Republicans trusted leaders in state capitals to do better than Washington for the people of their states.

Bipartisan Senators Unveil Proposal to Crack down on Surprise Medical Bills

A bipartisan group of senators is unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surprise medical bills, which they say have plagued patients with massive unexpected charges for care. The measure would prevent a health care provider that is outside of a patient’s insurance network from charging additional costs for emergency services to patients beyond the amount usually allowed under their insurance plan.

Trump Admin Awards over $1 Billion in Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $1 billion in grants to states, communities and organizations fighting the opioid crisis. The vast majority of that funding — $930 million — is intended to support states' efforts to provide treatment and prevention services to combat opioid abuse.

What Are We Getting for Our Obamacare Dollars?

The architects of Obamacare promised a U.S. health care revolution that would control costs, improve quality, and provide coverage for all. They guaranteed access to health care regardless of income or health status. They promised that coverage for all would reduce costs by preventing disease. After more than eight years, Obamacare has failed to make good on its promises. Thanks to its poor design, it continues to increase health care costs, degrade health care quality, and weaken the market for private coverage.

Where Did Our Raises Go? to Health Care.

Money once reserved for wage increases is now diverted to pay for employer-provided health insurance. A new study provides stunning estimates: For the bottom 60% of U.S. workers, wage gains have been completely wiped out by contributions for employer-provided health insurance.

Administrative Actions

HHS to Work with Investors, Startups to Foster Innovation

HHS wants insight from private companies like venture capital firms and startup incubators on strategies...

Emboldening Biosimilars

With Americans increasingly concerned about drug prices and the Trump administration’s drug-pricing blueprintsupporting free-market pathways,...

Trump Administration Making Progress in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic: HHS Secretary

Each life saved from addiction is an important victory. And while the epidemic still rages,...

Trump Admin Awards over $1 Billion in Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday that it has awarded more...

Drug Rebates Aren’t ‘Kickbacks’

The Trump administration is close to issuing a new rule that could effectively ban rebate...

Need for Reform

What Are We Getting for Our Obamacare Dollars?

The architects of Obamacare promised a U.S. health care revolution that would control costs, improve...

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Medicare for All’ Would Save ‘Very Large Amount of Money,’ Despite Studies Showing $30T Cost

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday suggested that adopting universal Medicare would actually boost the...

Judge Grills Democrats on Health Law’s Constitutionality

A federal judge overseeing the latest lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act questioned claims from Democratic attorneys...

Surprise Medical Bills Are What Americans Fear Most In Paying For Health Care

Unexpected medical bills top the list of health care costs Americans are afraid they will...

To Save Medicaid, Put People To Work

President Trump has a message for millions of able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Get a job. Since...

Of Interest

Single-Payer Healthcare Could Be a Death Sentence for Seniors

Imagine government bureaucrats in Washington deciding whether your life is worth saving or not. Such...

Open Your App and Say ‘Ahh’

No one wants to sit in an exam room while the doctor spends precious minutes...

Health Care Is the Sleeper Issue of 2018

The pre-existing-conditions offensive against the GOP is based on its votes to repeal ObamaCare. But...

Maryland Suit Seeks to Protect Us Health Law from ‘Sabotage’

Maryland’s attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration for recurring...

ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition Protections Find Bipartisan Support Ahead of Midterms

As Affordable Care Act protections for people with pre-existing conditions continue to play a major...

Real Reform

Bipartisan Senators Unveil Proposal to Crack down on Surprise Medical Bills

A bipartisan group of senators is unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surprise...

ACA Employer Mandate Package Nears House Floor

The House Rules Committee says it will be considering a bill that would: 1. Change...

Real Solutions, Not Empty Promises

There are better ways to help people with pre-existing conditions than the failed and flawed...

Medicare Reforms Both Parties Can Live With

Last year’s war on Capitol Hill over repealing Obamacare might suggest that when it comes...

GOP Eyes Another Shot at Obamacare Repeal After McCain’s Death

Senate Republicans say they would like Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to appoint a successor...

State Actions

As States Try To Rein In Drug Spending, Feds Slap Down One Bold Medicaid Move

States serve as “laboratories of democracy,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said....

Medicaid Expansion’s Private Option Is Nearly Gone

Comments close soon on New Hampshire’s new Medicaid waiver application. The Granite State is one...

Medicaid To Introduce Value-Based Drug Pricing

States have often been an incubator for innovative ideas in health technology pricing and reimbursement....

Californians Deserve Access to Short-Term Health Insurance

Californians have always had the freedom to purchase “short-term” health insurance. Short-term plans have traditionally...

Wisconsin ObamaCare Howlers

Part of the fun of running for office appears to be taking creative liberties with...