Highlights: January 2014
With breaking news every day about the failure of ObamaCare to meet its promises, we spent much of January working with colleagues to refine free-market alternatives for Security and Choice in Health Care.
And the wealth of ideas will be featured at a major conference we are planning in Washington on Feb. 27, “Fresh Ideas and a New Vision for Health Reform.” Please join us if you can, or plan to join us virtually via webcast. Watch your email for details!
The New York Times Room for Debate published our commentary on who the president should invite to sit with the First Lady at the State of the Union address. We suggested:
Forbes.com published our columns:
National Review Online published three of our posts:
- “Ten ObamaCare predictions for 2014”
- “Obamacare website gets the year wrong“
- “Is Obama backing away from Obamacare?”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce published our post for its new blog:
In addition to the articles above, we posted an updated commentary to the Galen Blog:
Galen in the News
Galen was very active on TV and radio in January – and we keep our social media networks buzzing reporting on the blizzard of ObamaCare news.
Grace-Marie provided commentary with TV interviews on:
- Fox Business with Lou Dobbs Tonight: “Are the majority of ObamaCare signups for Medicaid?”, “Will ObamaCare lead to more emergency room visits?”, and “Is ObamaCare creating more problems for doctors?”
- Arise News TV: “Breaking down the President’s State of the Union speech”
- Fox Business with Varney & Co: “Do you understand how ObamaCare works?”
- CNBC with The Kudlow Report: “Tax-Payers on the hook for disastrous Obamacare rollout: Pro”
- Fox Business with Varney & Co: “An ObamaCare alternative”
The Galen Institute was also on radio interviews around the country, including:
- Butler on Business
- The Small Business Advocate with Jim Blasingame
- Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett
- Radio America with Greg Corombos of Dateline Washington Newsmax Radio/TV with Steve Malzberg
- Arise Network with Lisa Kaplan
In other news:
Grace-Marie was quoted by Clara Ritger in National Journal “It’s Hard to see your doctor. Is that Obamacare’s fault?”
She was quoted by Richard Pollock in the Washington Examiner, “EXography: States say most uninsured still won’t be covered in 2014.”
And by Mark Tapscott in the Washington Examiner, “Nothing new in Obama’s State of the Union address.”
Speeches, Meetings and Events
Grace-Marie was the featured speaker on a Real Wealth podcast focusing on the future of ObamaCare and how it will impact individuals and families: “What’s coming next with the ACA?”
She spoke at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention 2014 in Myrtle Beach, which aired on C-Span.
Grace-Marie gave speeches to local groups in Alexandria, VA, and in Moore County, NC, regarding ObamaCare and what to expect in 2014.
We facilitated our monthly State Leaders call – jointly hosted by Galen Institute, the Institute for Policy Innovation, and the State Policy Network – on “States and Medicaid Expansion.” Our featured speakers were Avik Roy with the Manhattan Institute and Josh Archambault with the Foundation for Government Accountability.
We also met and assisted many members of governors’ staffs and state legislators with policy research as they prepare for their upcoming legislative sessions.
We met with senators, Members of Congress, and staff on ideas for health policy initiatives, and we participated in numerous meetings and conference calls about alternative plans, met with hospital executives in North Carolina about their challenges in implementing the ACA, participated in meetings of the Repeal Coalition, and facilitated a meeting with policy colleagues to discuss new initiatives for market-based health reform.
Grace-Marie also attended events with the Alternative Health Associates, American Enterprise Institute, Atlas, and others.
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