How Medicare for All Would Insert Government in Doctor-Patient Relationships

By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
The Daily Signal, April 2, 2019
Under Medicare for All, doctors would be beholden to government officials, not patients, for the conditions of their medical practice. Many private contracts between patients and doctors outside of government services would be illegal. You could no longer spend your own money to get the personalized or confidential care you want from a doctor of your choice. […]

Why the Left Is Desperate to Sabotage Trump’s Health Care Plans

By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
The Daily Signal, April 3, 2019
The left keeps claiming that President Trump is “sabotaging” health care. The record is clear: Obamacare sabotaged Obamacare. Soaring health insurance premium costs, thousands of dollars in deductibles, and a collapse of insurer competition led to declining enrollment and lower quality care. […]

If The Court Strikes Down Obamacare, How Bad Would That Be?

By John C. Goodman and Linda Gorman
Forbes, April 3, 2019

The Trump administration has decided to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare in court. Some Republicans in Congress and even some in the administration resisted this decision. Critics assume that if there is no Obamacare, we would revert to the pre-Obamacare health system. If so, how bad would that be? […]

Conservatives Take on ‘Credibility Gap’ on Health Care, Push Localized Reform

By Tyler O’Neil
PJ Media, April 3, 2019

On Wednesday, conservative policy leaders met with reporters to discuss the framework for Republican health care reform. The policy experts admitted that Republicans start with a “credibility gap” on health care but argued that limited government approaches will better achieve the goals of driving down costs, providing more options, and helping the most vulnerable obtain health insurance. […]

Replacing Obamacare Is Still a Republican Duty

By The Editors
National Review, April 1, 2019

President Trump has tasked three Republican senators with coming up with a replacement for Obamacare if courts strike it down. It’s a prudent contingency plan. Republicans should, for that matter, advance their own health care plan even if the lawsuit fails. […]

Trump Really Does Have a Plan That’s Better Than Obamacare

By Doug Badger
The Daily Signal, April 1, 2019
“If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out,” President Trump said last week, “we’ll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare.” A look at his fiscal year 2020 budget shows that the president does have a plan to reduce costs and increase health care choices. […]

The Costs of Government’s Benevolent Coercion

By Doug Badger
February 25, 2019
Critics cried sabotage when political leaders took action to repair some of the damage done by the Affordable Care Act. They saw sinister motives behind the decision by the last Congress to repeal the individual mandate and in Trump administration regulations that made more affordable health insurance options available to individuals and small groups.
But a new study by the president’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) finds that eliminating federal tax penalties on the uninsured and giving consumers more coverage options will provide economic benefits totaling $450 billion over the next decade. […]

Utah Senate OKs Replacement for Medicaid Expansion

By Lisa Riley Roche
Deseret News, Feb. 4, 2019
The Utah Senate gave final approval Monday to a replacement plan for a voter-initiative passed in November calling for full Medicaid expansion.   A fiscal note in the bill spells out the cost to taxpayers. The legislature is concerned about […]

Deregulating Health Insurance Markets: Value to Market Participants

Council of Economic Advisers
February 2019
The White House this morning released a report showing that the economic benefits of recent administration and congressional actions on health coverage will total $450 billion over ten years.  The report analyzes the economic effects of the administration’s rules […]