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. […]

In Charts, How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Make Most Families Poorer

By Marie Fishpaw and Jamie Hall
The Daily Signal, November 19, 2019

Under Medicare for All, three quarters of Americans would be worse off financially. Average payroll taxes would approach 50%, household income after taxes would decline, and disposable income would be reduced. […]

How “Medicare for All” Harms Working Americans

By Edmund Haislmaier and Jamie Hall
The Heritage Foundation, November 19, 2019

Proposals to impose a government-run health care system on America would leave most households financially worse off. Workers would have to pay additional taxes, raising the total federal payroll tax to 36.5 percent for most workers and nearly three-quarters of Americans would be financially worse off under “Medicare for All.” […]

Biden’s Plan for Health is Already a Failure

By Brian Blase
The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 10, 2019

ObamaCare largely failed in its primary goal—to create a better market for individual health insurance. The ObamaCare exchanges are performing much worse than expected when they were launched in 2014.

Premiums more than doubled by 2017. As a result, the exchanges have become a high-risk pool for  lower-income people with a limited selection of plans, most of which exclude top doctors and facilities. […]

Why Warren’s Plan Will Lead to Worse Health Care

By Brian Blase
Real Clear Politics, November 7, 2019

“Before now, Warren’s radical proposal never would have been introduced by someone with a serious shot at becoming president,” Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase explains in a piece for RealClearPolitics. […]

Why Healthcare Spending is a Major Threat to Our Economy

By Doug Badger
Fox Business, October 29, 2019

Few factors are more critical to economic growth than health care. In every other sector of the economy, innovation gives us more for our money. Applying those same forces to health spending would put downward pressure on prices while preserving quality. […]

What You Should Know About the Uninsured

By Doug Badger and Jamie Bryan Hall
The Heritage Foundation, October 29th, 2019

More than 99 percent of Americans have access to health coverage, regardless of their income or medical condition. It’s critical that policymakers understand the distinction between lack of coverage and lack of access to coverage. The Health Care Choices Proposal represents a common sense approach to solving an uninsured problem that is poorly understood. […]

Why Millions Are Still Uninsured Despite Government Intervention

By Doug Badger and Jamie Bryan Hall
The Daily Signal, October 28th, 2019

More than 99% of Americans have access to health coverage, regardless of their income or official medical condition. The overwhelming majority of those lacking insurance could have obtained coverage but did not enroll. Policymakers need to understand the distinction between lack of coverage and lack of access to coverage. […]

This Senate Measure Would Restrict Health Care Choices and Raise Premiums

By Doug Badger The Daily Signal, September 30, 2019 The Senate will soon vote on a resolution, pushed by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Senate Democrats, to strike down a Trump administration rule that expands states’ access to Section 1332 waivers. These waivers allow states to avoid some of Obamacare’s burdensome regulations. Supporters of the […]

Democrats to Force Vote on Trump Health Care Rule

By Jordain Carney The Hill, September 26, 2019 Senate Democrats, led by Mark Warner (Va.), are forcing a vote on a Trump administration rule that loosens Obamacare’s Section 1332 waiver restrictions. Rolling back this rule, which allows States greater flexibility in designing their healthcare systems, would harm choice, innovation and affordability for families. Click here to read […]