The Galen Institute is delighted to announce that former presidential advisor Brian Blase is joining the Galen Institute as a Senior Fellow. Until last month, Brian served on the White House’s National Economic Council where he succeeded in implementing important health policy initiatives, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Short-Term Limited-Duration Health Plans, Association … [Read more...] about New Scholar Joins Galen Institute, Pens WSJ Piece!
Published on FORBES.com | The Trump administration and the Congress reportedly are close to a budget deal that would increase federal spending and also suspend the debt limit for two years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is personally engaged in the talks in an effort to reach a deal before the Congress leaves town for its August recess. As a sweetener, she says she … [Read more...] about Budget Deal Landmines
Published on FORBES.com | The July 4 Salute to America was a thrilling, awe-inspiring celebration of America’s greatness. Jaws dropped from the first minute as Air Force One soared low over the Lincoln Memorial just as President Trump and the First Lady stepped onto the stage. The hot, muggy, rainy weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowd who, like me, surely have … [Read more...] about A Spectacular Celebration!
Published on FORBES.com | The Trump administration finalized a new rule late today that offers important opportunities for businesses, especially small employers, to offer more health coverage options for their workers and for employees to have much more flexibility and control over their health care dollars. The rule undoes an Obama administration action that forbade workers … [Read more...] about New Administration Action Could Give 11 Million Workers More Health Insurance Options
Grace-Marie Turner testified on June 12 before the House Ways & Means Committee’s hearing on “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage.” She argued against dramatically expanding the role of government through Medicare for All or other new taxpayer-supported programs, such as Medicare Buy-In or a new “public option” insurer. She said we should instead target appropriate … [Read more...] about Grace-Marie Turner Testifies Before Congress About Universal Coverage