An Easy, Free Way to Lower Health Care Costs for Millions of Americans

In October, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would expand the ways employers can use health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to provide their employees with high-quality, low-cost health coverage. The Treasury Department estimates that 800,000 employers would take advantage of HRAs, which could affect […]

Helping States Develop Innovative Alternatives to Obamacare

By CMS Administrator Seema Verma
The Washington Times, Jan. 15, 2019

No matter what you think about the ACA—whether you supported President Obama’s signature health care law or opposed it—the facts show that individual health insurance markets across the country have been struggling. Federal law might be hard to change in Washington, but states can take advantage of flexibility […]

Why Do Elderly Americans Have Swiss Cheese Coverage?

By Chris Conover
Forbes, Dec. 30, 2018

People 65 and older accounted for more than one third of U.S. medical spending. Yet even though government pays for 65% of the elderly’s medical expenses, the burden of health spending (out-of-pocket expenses as a percentage of income) is much higher among the elderly than among those below age 65, largely because of Medicare’s swiss-cheese coverage. […]

No Matter What the Courts Say, Obamacare Is Ineffective and Unconstitutional

By Sally Pipes
Forbes, Jan. 7, 2019

Last month, Judge Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling declaring Obamacare unconstitutional in a case brought by 20 states.Judge O’Connor appears to be on a bit of an island—the conventional wisdom on both the right and left is that his decision will be overturned by a higher court. […]

Gallup Polls Reveal Obamacare’s Failures

By Chris Conover
Forbes, Dec. 31, 2018

Gallup polls have been asking big picture questions about the major dimensions of health system performance—quality, coverage, costs and access—for nearly two decades now. The long-term trends from these polls leave little doubt that Obamacare left Americans’ perceptions the same or worse regarding quality, coverage, costs and access, despite many lofty promises made for what the law would achieve and the high hopes of its proponents. […]

What Does Government-Run Health Care Mean for Moms with Sick Kids?

By Marguerite Bowling
The Heritage Foundation, Jan. 4, 2019

For mothers who need access to specialists for chronically ill children or those with a pre-existing condition, government-run health care systems perform poorly. The experiences in Britain and Canada show that the governments slashed payments to medical providers, which diminished the quality care that patients could get. […]

If You Have to Ask How Much Socialized Medicine Costs…

By James Freeman
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 9, 2019

After dismissing for years the idea that Democrats’ health care plans would lead to a government takeover, new House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth on Tuesday asked Congress’ top economist to examine options for a government takeover. […]