Medicaid fails patients at an astronomical cost

Medicaid fails patients at an astronomical cost

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance With healthcare reform sputtering in the Senate, warring lawmakers are endlessly arguing over what’s broken and how to fix the problems. The debate over reforming Medicaid is particularly heated, with narratives from all sides engulfing America’s predominant low-income insurer. In diagnosing the state of Medicaid, the differing assessments […]

Report: Louisiana hospital privatization boosted quality of care, prosperity, jobs

Report: Louisiana hospital privatization boosted quality of care, prosperity, jobs

By Joshua Paladino / Heartland Institute Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) efforts to privatize government-run hospitals resulted in increased economic prosperity and better access to health care in the state, according to a recent study by Louisiana State University economics professor Loren Scott. In 2013, Louisiana shifted to the private sector the operation of […]

Donald Trump meets with ‘Obamacare victims’ to whip up support for repeal

Donald Trump meets with ‘Obamacare victims’ to whip up support for repeal

President Trump told Congress on Wednesday to keep toiling and send him a health care bill, saying Obamacare is in “absolute turmoil” and claiming victims in Ohio and other places as Republicans struggle to reach consensus on a replacement plan. Standing on a tarmac in Cincinnati, Mr. Trump decried premiums that have “exploded” in the […]

HHS: Arizona health insurance premiums almost tripled since 2013

HHS: Arizona health insurance premiums almost tripled since 2013

By Joe Gilmore / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Health insurance premiums nearly tripled in Arizona between 2013 and 2017, the fourth-biggest increase among the 39 states that participated in healthcare.gov, according to new data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Arizona’s 190 percent increase meant a monthly premium increase of about $400 to a […]

What is a health insurance market where no health insurance is offered?

What is a health insurance market where no health insurance is offered?

By John R. Graham / NCPA Obamacare appears to be in a death spiral, with a shrinking pool of insurers offering coverage, far fewer individuals purchasing insurance than advocates had anticipated, and double-digit price increases making policies unaffordable — not only to many individuals and families, but to taxpayers, who are required to underwrite the hefty […]

The Obamacare health care gold rush is bankrupting America

The Obamacare health care gold rush is bankrupting America

By Devon Herrick / NCPA Our health care system is going to implode under its own weight. National Health Expenditures are approaching 20 percent of gross domestic product — a figure that is expected to about double over the next half century. Obamacare didn’t start the process, but it’s expediting the job started when Kaiser […]

McCain announces ‘Care Veterans Deserve’ action plan

McCain announces ‘Care Veterans Deserve’ action plan

By SoAzNewsX During at a town hall meeting this week for Arizona veterans with Mike Broomhead, host of the “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station 550 KFYI, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced his Care Veterans Deserve action plan, which lays out immediate steps to help our veterans now, as well as longer-term solutions to […]

Avik Roy: Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would increase federal spending by at least $28 trillion

Avik Roy: Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would increase federal spending by at least $28 trillion

By Avik Roy On Sunday, January 17—hours before the Democratic presidential debate on NBC—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders released details of his proposal to replace the entire U.S. health care system with a universal, government-run, single-payer one. “Twenty-nine million Americans today still do not have health insurance,” said Sanders in a white paper published on his […]