Government-Controlled Healthcare Will Not Help Us Live Longer

By Dr. Robert E., Moffit Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation, March 4, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his colleagues in Congress often claim that “Medicare for All” legislation will improve American life expectancy and reduce American health care costs. Research proves that these claims are false and how Medicare for All would damage health outcomes in the United States. […]

New Medicaid State Waivers, a Pathway to Health Care Reform.

By Nina Schaefer
The Heritage Foundation, February 20, 2020

Medicaid is on an unsustainable economic trajectory and is consuming too much of Federal and State budgets. Although, Nina Schaefer, contends a pathway of reform resides in the Trump Administration’s promotion of Healthy Adult Opportunity Waivers. […]

Baby Tinslee Lewis and the Difficult End-of-Life Care Debate

By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation, January 28, 2020

State officials around the nation should re-examine their end-of-life laws, and encourage doctors, patients, and their families to work together to facilitate sound end-of-life care arrangements. Listen as Dr. Moffit explains the heartbreaking story of Baby Tinslee Lewis. […]

The Public Option: Single Payer on the Installment Plan

By Nina Schaefer & Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation, February 4, 2020

Public option proposals are gaining interest in Congress, and they are often presented as a less radical approach to single-payer. While these proposals are sold as merely a government “option,” in reality, these public option proposals lay the groundwork for a single-payer system. […]

The “Public Option”: Government Run Health Care on the Installment Plan

By Nina Schaefer & Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
The Heritage Foundation, February 12, 2020

There is no meaningful difference between the goals of Medicare for All and the so-called moderate public option legislation. Dr. Moffit and Schafer explain how the seemingly different policy ideas will eventually converge to create a single-payer health care system. […]

On Surprise Medical Bills, Congress Should Side With Consumers, Not Special Interests

By Doug Badger
Galen Institute, January 30, 2020

Congress’s efforts to find a resolution for surprise billing are caught in a stand-off between two powerful interest groups, insurance companies, and medical providers. Doug Badger explains that the only way to break past the special interest gridlock is to give patients honest information before they receive care. […]

Reform the Federal-State Medicaid Partnership to Better Help Those in Need and Save Money

By Brian Blase
Galen Institute, February 12, 2020

Despite President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal containing important Medicaid reforms that would improve the federal-state partnership, it has faced severe criticism from the left. Hear how Brian Blase defends the proposal and shows how the reforms would actually improve health outcomes not hinder them. […]

Spending Deal Would Make Obamacare More Fiscally Irresponsible

By Brian Blase
The Heritage Foundation, December 17, 2019

Nearly a decade ago when President Barack Obama was proposing Obamacare, he promised that he “would not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits, either now or in the future.” Listen as Brian Blase explains how a new government funding deal reveals how Obamacare was never fiscally responsible. […]

How Congress Can Make Real Progress on Drug Prices

By Doug Badger
The Heritage Foundation, December 9, 2019

The House of Representatives is preparing to take a show vote on H.R. 3 which Speaker Pelosi calls the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act.”  In a new paper for the Heritage Foundation, Doug Badger explains how the bill would do the exact opposite by harming the general health of America and maintain the status quo of high drug prices. […]

The ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: A Review of Ineligible Enrollees and Improper Payments

By Brian Blase and Aaron Yelowitz
Mercatus Center, November 25, 2019

Enrollment in Medicaid has been much higher than expected in expansion states, significant errors and problems permeate state eligibility determinations, and many enrollees are ineligible, Blase and Yelowitz explain in a detailed analysis of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. […]