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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.

November 29, 2018

Coalition Letter Opposing HHS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs


In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, IPI and 54 other conservative groups and activists expressed opposition to HHS’s “International Pricing Index” payment model for drugs administered under Medicare Part B.

November 20, 2018

Robert Reich's Ludicrous Defense of Socialized Medicine for All


Economist Robert Reich tries to defend socialized medicine by extolling the efficiency and cost effectiveness of government bureaucracies. 

November 15, 2018

Coalition Asks Trump to Give Seniors Healthcare Freedom

A coalition of organizations is asking President Trump to use his pen and phone, much as Barack Obama did, to fix a requirement that Social Security recipients sign up for Medicare hospitalization insurance.

November 15, 2018

The GOP Congress Should Use the Lame Duck Session to Take Another Whack at Obamacare


Republicans can use the lame duck session to completely deliver on one of their key commitments by replacing Obamacare or, at the very least, carve off a slice of Obamacare's taxes.

November 8, 2018

Perspectives: Can Drug Pricing Legislation Gain Traction In This Post-Election Washington?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar wants to make prescription drug pricing more transparent. We agree, but his well-intentioned plan will only confuse and mislead consumers. 

November 7, 2018

Seeking Clarity on Drug Pricing


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar wants to make prescription drug pricing more transparent. We agree.

November 6, 2018

Outdated Medicaid Rolls May Tell Us Something About Outdated Voter Rolls


States historically have had a difficult time managing their data, such as Medicaid and voter rolls. Trying to clean up those rolls may just be a sign of good governance rather than voter suppression.

October 30, 2018

Does Government-Run Health Coverage Have Lower Administrative Costs?


Advocates for government-run health insurance have the difficult job of proving the government is more efficient than the private sector.

October 15, 2018

When Does the 'Affordable' in the Affordable Care Act Kick In?


It’s a good thing Democrats made health insurance “affordable” when they passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. I’d hate to see how much health insurance would cost if it were expensive.

October 3, 2018

New Publication: How Health Insurance Failed America


In a new publication, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews examines how politicians forced health insurers to abandon standard actuarial principles and have tried to turn health insurance into a social justice tool to achieve their vision of “fairness.”

 

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