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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.

August 9, 2022

For Drug Companies, No Life-Saving Deed Goes Unpunished

We’ll never know what new drugs might have been developed but won’t be under the Democrats’ price controls.

July 28, 2022

Democrats' Bad Drug Deal

It's understandable that Democrats want to accomplish something—anything—ahead of the midterm elections. But this plan won't just cost taxpayers and patients more money. It could cost them their lives.

July 26, 2022

Dems Want to Make Drugs as Affordable as . . . Gasoline?

Democrats want to impose price controls on prescription drugs. But they haven't been able to lower the price of anything, including gasoline, so why would drugs be different?

June 13, 2022

Drug Importation Is Still a Bad, and Deadly, Policy

For 20 years IPI has been warning that prescription drug importation schemes would allow counterfeit drugs to enter the U.S., and we are seeing their deadly effects. 

June 7, 2022

ObamaCare Premium Hikes Are Making Democrats Sick

So, on top of all the inflation pain consumers are already experiencing with food, rent, medicine and especially gasoline, several million Americans will receive a notice that their ObamaCare premiums are going up significantly. And while taxpayers will still be subsidizing those premiums, the subsidies won’t be as generous as they have been

June 2, 2022

Coalition Letter Opposed to WTO Intellectual Property Vaccine Waiver

A coalition letter in opposition to the proposal before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to undermine intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. 

May 12, 2022

Confused About President Biden's Policies? You're Not Alone

A stable economy needs stable policies. And businesses, consumers and regulators all need to know what those policies are. Unfortunately for the economy and the country, Biden’s policies keep shifting, depending on the latest crisis — and the latest polls.

May 10, 2022

Dr. Cell Phone Will See You Now

Dr. Cell Phone is quickly changing how medicine is practiced, paid for—for both doctors and patients.

April 9, 2022

Change Needed to Make Medicine Faster and Cheaper

It is time to ensure that seniors have the same no-cost access to vaccines as the rest of the population, ensuring they can live out those retirement years without unexpected costs. 

February 3, 2022

Note to the Sages of Sacramento: States Can't Do Single Payer

There are reasons why states have so much trouble creating a state-based, single-payer health care system. But that doesn't keep California legislators from trying—and failing.

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