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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.

February 12, 2019

Obamacare Was Supposed to Lower the Death Rate--It Didn't


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.

February 11, 2019

On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff


A new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff,” shows how the U.S. can move away from the crumbling patchwork of unsustainable government programs and easily address funding for healthcare, welfare, and retirement in a way that is financially sustainable long-term.

February 1, 2019

SOTU: While Democrats Push for Bigger Government, Trump Can Highlight Some Big Achievements


President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address before a divided Congress on Tuesday night, where his priorities to unfetter the private sector, rev up economic engines and enhance national security will starkly contrast Democrats’ increasingly socialist-leaning platform.

January 29, 2019

Well, of Course the Number of Uninsured Is Rising


Yes, the uninsured rate is rising, not because of President Trump's policies, but because of the way Democrats designed Obamacare.

January 28, 2019

'Medicare-For-All' - The Devil's In the Details


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

A new poll finds Americans like the idea of 'Medicare for all,' but only the initial sound of it. It also finds that support for "Medicare for all" drops when people are asked if they support higher taxes and waiting for care. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) has been saying so for months.

January 15, 2019

De Blasio Offers a Health Care Splash, but Little Cash


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to provide low-cost or free health care to all of the city's uninsured. He's about to find out just how expensive "free" health care can be.

December 28, 2018

Medicare for All A Sham for Dems


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Even though universal health care may not happen anytime soon, this is not stopping Democrats and their ‘Medicare for All’ campaign. For many Democrats backing a government-run health-care-for-all plan, it is all about shifting the health care debate.

December 21, 2018

Don't Blame Drugmakers for Exorbitant Prices, Blame the Middlemen


If the president is serious about lowering out-of-pocket drug spending, he needs to shine a light on middlemen and insurer practices.

December 18, 2018

Four Takeaways from Judge O'Connor's Obamacare Smackdown


The media and Democrats will publicly criticize Judge O'Connor's Obamacare decision, while Republicans will publicly praise it, but there's more to the story.

December 9, 2018

Better Ways Than Trump's Plan to Address Prescription Drug Prices


 

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