Assessing President Biden’s Obamacare Expansion Proposals

February 2, 2021 As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden rejected calls from other Democrats to join them in backing a single-payer, government-run health care system, instead saying his plan was to expand and improve the Affordable Care Act. Please join the Institute for Policy Innovation and the Galen Institute for a special Zoom policy event […]

Coalition Supports State Flexibility Rules

December 29, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken steps to increase states’ ability to reform their individual and small group health insurance markets, and a coalition of health policy experts has provided comments supporting a proposed rule that would codify the agency’s more flexible guidance. Twenty-two health policy experts submitted […]

Medicaid is hemorrhaging $100B on Americans ineligible for the program

By Brian Blase The New York Post, November 28, 2020 Medicaid is meant to cover health care and long-term care for lower-income Americans. But a new report reveals the government — both in Washington and in state capitols across the country — is failing to ensure that only people who are eligible for Medicaid are […]

Forget lockdowns: At home self testing can work for COVID-19 containment

By Doug Badger The Washington Times, November 23, 2020 The pandemic is again raging in Italy, where strict lockdowns and widespread mask-wearing were once believed to have tamed the contagion. The resurgence of COVID-19 in Italy and throughout the West points up an unpleasant truth about our public health strategy: lockdowns + mask-wearing + “wait for […]

COVID-19: Why President Biden’s Response Strategy Falls Short

By Doug Badger The Heritage Foundation, January 27, 2021   There is a natural tendency for a new Administration to focus on the things it can control. Reshuffling boxes on organizational charts, creating multi-agency working groups, and ordering up studies and reports conveys an aura of competent governance. The risk is that the federal government […]

Can Republicans Regroup on Health Care?

By the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2020 ObamaCare returned to the Supreme Court this month and the law seems sure to survive a legal challenge from GOP state attorneys general. That lawsuit has long looked like a futile exercise, and the real question for Republicans is: How many elections […]

Eakinomics: Conservative Health Care Reform

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin American Action Forum, November 2, 2020 Health care has proven to be an important issue in the presidential campaign, and the Supreme Court case on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate has further raised the issue. For some time, however, there was no conservative alternative to the ACA that […]

My Kid has Cancer and ObamaCare is Making Everything Worse

By Christopher Briggs New York Post, October 26, 2020 Joe Biden has been running an ad in which he says he can’t imagine what it would be like to have a child with cancer and no health coverage. I don’t have to imagine. Under the health “reform” championed by Biden when he served as President […]

Those With Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Protected

By Elizabeth Wright Citizens Against Government Waste, October 22, 2020 With just two weeks to go before the November 3 elections, Democrats continue to declare at every opportunity that they are fighting to prevent the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, from being declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.  They claim that […]

Health Care Reform that Works

By Grace-Marie Turner The Hill, October 16, 2020 Republican candidates across the country are getting pummeled with ads by challengers using an upcoming Supreme Court case as the weapon to frighten millions of Americans into believing they will lose their health care and pre-existing condition protections if the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is struck down. There is little or […]