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Medicare Advantage And The Future Of Value-Based Care

A closer look at the evolution of Medicare Advantage demonstrates that the private sector has proven to be a remarkable laboratory for innovation and progress in our health system’s core evolution—to align the payment and care delivery system with value and the outcomes we care about most for America’s seniors.

Appeals Court Seems Skeptical About Constitutionality of Obamacare Mandate

A panel of federal appeals court judges on Tuesday sounded likely to uphold a lower-court ruling that a central provision of the ACA — the requirement that most people have health insurance — is unconstitutional. But it was harder to discern how the court might come down on a much bigger question: whether the rest of the sprawling health law must fall if the insurance mandate does.

The GOP Needs to Play Offense on Health Care

The GOP has to come to terms with its past failures, reflect on its limited successes, and chart a new course. They have to boldly define what we are for, not just what we are against, and win the hearts and minds – and trust – of voters. 

Private vs. Public Provision of Social Insurance: Evidence from Medicaid

We find privatization [in Medicaid] led to improvements in health care—including increased consumption of high-value drug treatments and fewer avoidable hospitalizations—but also higher Medicaid spending. We conclude that private provision can be beneficial when constraints in the public setting limit efficiency.

Congress Has Ambitious Agenda Tackling Health Care Costs

Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and work to reach bipartisan agreement on a more immediate health care issue, lowering costs for people who already have coverage.

Administrative Actions

A New Trump Executive Order on Kidneys Could Save Thousands of Lives

President Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order on a topic rather far afield from his usual...

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

A federal judge on Monday dealt a blow to the Trump administration by striking down...

Trump Plans Order to Tie Drug Prices to Other Nations’ Costs

President Trump said Friday he was preparing an executive order that would lower drug prices...

Importing Foreign Price Controls Is Not the Way to Lower U.S. Drug Costs

Rising out-of-pocket costs for drugs are a major concern of Americans, and for good reason....

Trump’s Healthy Tax Break

By the left’s account you’d think the Trump Administration’s only ambition on health care is...

Need for Reform

Appeals Court Seems Skeptical About Constitutionality of Obamacare Mandate

A panel of federal appeals court judges on Tuesday sounded likely to uphold a lower-court...

Get Rid of Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise medical billing typically comes from providers who refuse to join insurance networks so they...

Entitlement Deform: Is Congress Planning To Explode Drug Costs In Medicare Part D?

Congress could eliminate the Part D “protected classes” rule which forces insurers to pay for...

Health Care Consolidation Goes Beyond Usual Players

Consolidation in the health system and health insurance industries has been a focus for years....

Shop Till Medical Costs Drop

Transparency, though essential, is not sufficient to bring down health care costs. Nor does it...

Of Interest

Flawed WHO Study Could Jeopardize Patients’ Access to Cancer Medicines

Determining whether the prices for medicines are appropriate or not is critically important, which is...

Private vs. Public Provision of Social Insurance: Evidence from Medicaid

We find privatization [in Medicaid] led to improvements in health care—including increased consumption of high-value...

Blue State Seniors Like Private Medicare Advantage Despite Single Payer Push

Seniors in progressive U.S. states are choosing private Medicare Advantage plans more so than the...

What Percent of New Medicare Beneficiaries Are Enrolling in Medicare Advantage?

People new to Medicare can receive their Medicare benefits through either traditional Medicare or private...

Obamacare Rate Hikes Appear Modest for 2020

The era of annual eye-popping Obamacare rate hikes appears to be over. Premium increases in...

Real Reform

Medicare Advantage And The Future Of Value-Based Care

A closer look at the evolution of Medicare Advantage demonstrates that the private sector has...

Congress Has Ambitious Agenda Tackling Health Care Costs

Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act...

Joint Statement: Health Policy Experts Discourage Open-Ended Arbitration as Solution to Surprise Billing

If arbitration appears innocuous, it is to a large extent because it is not transparent....

Testimony on the Lower Health Care Costs Act

AEI economist Benedic N. Ippolito testified before the Senate HELP Committee on the Lower Health...

Help Committee Leaders Back Benchmark for ‘Surprise’ Billing

Senate HELP Committee leaders Wednesday unveiled their wide-ranging bill to address health care costs including...

State Actions

When Government Sets Hospital Prices: Maryland’s Experience

“Medicare for All” proposals may vary greatly, but a common feature is their call for...

Pennsylvania to Shift From Healthcare.Gov to State-Based Insurance Exchange

Pennsylvania state leaders on Tuesday touted their plan to transition from the federal insurance exchange,...

Maine Takes Step Toward Allowing Canadian Prescription Drug Imports

The Maine Senate unanimously advanced a package of bills on Tuesday aimed at reducing prescription...

Gov. Desantis Signs Bill That Would Allow Florida to Pursue Importing Rx Drugs

Citing the need to reduce rising health care costs, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill...

California to Expand Health Insurance for Undocumented Immigrants

California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country...

Government-controlled Health Care

The Pricing of Care Under Medicare for All: Implications and Policy Choices

The prices of health care services are a key consideration in the debate over “Medicare...

Three Democratic Deceptions on Health Care During the Debates

Health care dominated the two Democratic presidential debates last week. Among the most dramatic moments...

National Health Spending Estimates Under Medicare for All

Total health expenditures under a Medicare for All plan that provides comprehensive coverage and long-term...

2020 Democrats: Would Your Focus Be Improving the Affordable Care Act or Replacing It With Single Payer?

Single-payer health care is a dividing line in the race, separating Democrats who want to...

‘Socialist’ Nordic Countries Are Actually Moving Toward Private Health Care

Rising support for socialism in the United States comes at a time when politicians like...