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.
Despite all of the Democratic claims of pandemic competence, there is little reason to think that the party could have handled the virus any better.
In her emotion-driven speech to the virtual Democratic National Convention, Obama made several claims that are at best misleading. And if the media won’t do its job in pointing out these contradictions, others have to.
In a coalition letter the signers urge President Trump to apply the same successful, deregulatory, market-based approach that he has championed in other policy areas to health care.
The race to create a Covid-19 vaccine and treatment is proving that drug company patents do not stifle competition—they only stifle copying.
IPI urges the Trump administration to forbear importing the price controls of socialist health care systems to the U.S.
President Trump is trying to force hospital price transparency. The real solution is for hospitals to set one price for each service, disclose it and stick with it.
Joe Biden is warning that people could lose their health insurance in a U.S. Supreme Court case but an analyst points out the Obama-Biden administration wrecked coverage for millions.
Concerns that the Supreme Court could overture Obamacare, creating more uninsured in a pandemic, are largely overblown.
An open letter to the American people from 75 participants in the Health Policy Consensus Group and other health care leaders providing important guidance to policymakers following lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis, especially the imperative for greater flexibility in our health sector.
Before we demand that a COVID-19 vaccine "prevents" contracting the disease in all cases, consider the flu vaccine.