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For all of the quality care it delivers, the U.S. health care system is one of the most dysfunctional sectors of the U.S. economy.  The government spends nearly 50 cents of every dollar spent on health care, most consumers are almost entirely insulated from the cost of their decisions, and employers decide what kind of health insurance their employees get.

But while the U.S. health care system begs for reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only exacerbates all of the current problems, promising to devolve into a price-controlled system rationed and micromanaged by bureaucrats.

IPI believes there are much better options: reform the tax treatment of health insurance; remove the state and federal mandates and regulations that make coverage more expensive; pass medical liability reform; and promote policies that create value-conscious shoppers in the health care marketplace.

May 18, 2018

Health Experts Pin Rising Drug Costs on Complex Supply Chain, Pricing Schemes


As state and federal lawmakers across the country grapple with how best to address health care costs for patients, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy yesterday convened an event in Lansing to discuss the various solutions being weighed in Michigan.

May 18, 2018

Health Insurance Premium Increases Are Not Trump's Fault


Democrats are doing their best to blame the current president for a problem that is entirely of their own making: Under ObamaCare the individual health insurance market began to collapse long before Trump became a factor.

April 20, 2018

Florida Insurance Scheme Defrauded Million$


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

It's not every day that a person is sentenced for fraud involving medical clinics, but it's more common than one might think.

April 12, 2018

Should Our Next Census Ask About Citizenship Status?


Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the request of the Justice Department, has instructed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question on the 2020 decennial census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen.

April 9, 2018

Federal Report: Obamacare Charges Luxury Premiums For Economy Health Plans


The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an excellent, detailed summary of the Affordable Care Act’s 2018 health insurance exchange enrollment. It’s not a pretty picture.

April 4, 2018

New CMS Report on Obamacare: ACA Failing, in a Death Spiral


A new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paints a bleak picture of Obamacare’s 2018 health insurance exchange enrollment.

April 3, 2018

One Good Reason to Ask a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census


There are some good reasons for asking a citizenship question on the U.S. census that might inform various policy debates, such as identifying the number of uninsured.

March 1, 2018

States' Latest Obamacare Lawsuit Keeps Pressure on Washington


"Twenty states have sued the Trump administration asserting that the tax reform law, which eliminates the Affordable Care Act's mandate to have health insurance, makes Obamacare unconstitutional," said Merrill Matthews. "It's a brilliant argument. 

February 21, 2018

How Republicans Can Ensure Great Health Care Coverage


Republicans took a huge step by ending ObamaCare’s onerous mandate. But the freedom from having to buy expensive, government-approved coverage doesn’t mean consumers have the freedom to buy what they want and need.

February 6, 2018

Trump May Have a Prescription for High Drug Prices


President Trump wants to address the high price of some prescription drugs, and new bilateral trade agreements would be a good place to start.

 

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