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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.

June 11, 2018

Could Trump Administration Help Take Obamacare Down?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

June 8, 2018

Single-Payer Health Care Won't Pass Muster in California or Other States


The good news is that state-level Democrats can rattle the single-payer saber in the hope of attracting progressive voters, but they can't do much about it.

May 29, 2018

Why States Cannot Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System


California is once again pushing for a state-based, single-payer health care system. The problem is that it is practically impossible for a state to cover all of its citizens.

May 22, 2018

Vermont's Prescription for Failure


If Vermont's drug importation scheme implies it doesn't care about the health and safety of its citizens, then let's hope the FDA and Department of Justice do.

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.

 

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