Regulators sometimes respond positively to public pressure. During the height of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s, for example, the Food and Drug Administration came under fire and its headquarters was literally stormed by AIDS activists protesting regulators’ unwillingness to make new investigational drugs available to patients who had no alternative treatment.
Do you plan to continue, expand upon, or scale back the payment delivery reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act?
Do you believe the efforts that the Obama Administration has undertaken in this regard have been successful?
Bill Clinton raised some eyebrows on the campaign trail Monday when he declared that Obamacare "is the craziest thing in the world." He assailed the law for escalating health care costs and decreasing health plan choices amongst middle-income Americans.
Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein talks about he collapse of the Obamacare exchanges; why cigarette companies don't owe smokers a dime; the recent legal campaign against Exxon Mobile related to global warming; Obama's dismal record; where the U.S. went wrong in Iraq; why he thinks Gary Johnson is a weak candidate; Hillary Clinton's criminal offenses; whether he favors Hillary or Trump; and why he's planning to sit out this election.
Hoover fellow Scott Atlas writes: Americans should be more worried than ever about Medicaid… The cost of the $500 billion program is expected to rise to $890 billion by 2024… Yet more spending doesn’t necessarily mean better care for beneficiaries… The expansion of Medicaid is one of the most misguided parts of ObamaCare… Some 55% of doctors in major metropolitan areas refuse to take new Medicaid patients… Medicaid enrollees who manage to see a doctor typically experience outcomes worse than those under private insurance.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.