Ironically, it was the failures of the Affordable Care Act (higher premiums and deductibles and more restrictive plans) that made health care the big (only?) issue for Democrats in the midterms. Now, the Democrats, who brought us the Affordable Care Act without a single Republican vote, are ready move forward again with a "solution" to the problems created by the Affordable Care Act: single-payer health care.
This week’s California on Your Mind commentary presents a question and answer session with Scott W. Atlas, MD about health care policy. Dr. Atlas is uniquely positioned to explain what is wrong with our current health care policies and what should be done to reform the system. Dr. Atlas is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Health care topped voter concerns in the run-up to the midterm elections, beating out the economy and jobs. And voters were right to be concerned. The midterm results have enormous implications for the future of U.S. health care policy. With the Democrats winning a majority in the House of Representatives, GOP attempts to legislatively repeal the Affordable Care Act are now thwarted.
The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts.
I found a beautiful, clear, detailed, fact-based, and devastating explanation of how forced cross-subsidies, monopolized markets, and lack of competition conspire to strangle the American health care system.
This week, the administration proposed loosening restrictions on employee accounts designated for health care. Perfect timing. Employees are now selecting 2019 benefits, and health care is the most valued of all.
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.