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.
President Donald Trump says a healthcare plan from Republicans will go to vote after the 2020 election. Is that a good idea or bad idea?
Democrats now propose a single-payer health care system to fix the problems largely created by their last health care reform effort: Obamacare. They won't tell you about the problems with single-payer, we will.
There’s no reason to trust Obamacare’s creators who now wish to dump Americans into a new government-run, single-payer health care system deceptively called “Medicare for All,” says a damning new publication from the Institute for Policy Innovation.
Legal challenges to Obamacare are giving Chief Justice John Roberts a chance to redeem himself and his self-professed adherence to originalist principles.
Congress often uses its investigative powers, not to discover information, but harass businesses into getting on board with government programs—however ill-conceived.
The Department of Health and Human Services is forging ahead with a plan to impose price controls in Medicare.
Medicare for All proponents say government-run health care would boost U.S. economic growth, but all of the developed economies that have similar health care systems lag way behind U.S. GDP.
More than 100 House Democrats have introduced a Medicare for All plan that not only hands over health care to the federal government but transitions from private insurance into this government-run system in just two years.
The left wants to hammer drug companies about the price of prescription drugs, and while a small portion of prescription drug prices are expensive, there is a reason for that.
Democrats told us people were dying because they lacked health insurance and so we needed to pass Obamacare. Congress did and the death rate went up.