Many of you know that a key project of the Galen Institute since our inception is facilitating the work of the Health Policy Consensus Group, an affiliation that has grown to include more than 275 leaders in the free-market health care and health policy space. And this month, we welcome Laura Trueman to bring her extraordinary expertise in consensus-building and outreach to the Galen team … [Read more...] about Welcome, Laura!
While Congress failed to pass legislation in 2017 that would chart a new path for health reform, the Trump administration made important progress through administrative actions to give consumers more affordable choices for health insurance and offer states more options to take care of vulnerable patients with high health costs.The Biden administration is working to pull the plug on many of these … [Read more...] about Undoing Progress
The Biden administration this week made “the single worst presidential economic decision since Nixon’s wage-and-price controls,” The Wall Street Journal wrote in its lead editorial today. And we agree. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said Wednesday the U.S. would agree to “waive” intellectual property rights to Covid-19 vaccines and treatments and encourage other … [Read more...] about An Appalling Theft
The Biden administration is making great strides toward the liberal goal of government controlling American health care. Passage of the American Rescue Plan included a big leap that could lure millions more people away from employer coverage into Obamacare by lifting the income cap on eligibility. The administration wants to make the two-year expansion in the bill … [Read more...] about Slippery Slope
The global urgency to vaccinate people against Covid-19 is facing two big hurdles, both of which can be attributed to faulty government decisions. First, U.S. officials have halted administration of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine pending an investigation about six women who developed a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the vaccine, one of whom has died. All … [Read more...] about Not even penny wise
Sometimes we need to step away from an immediate problem to see a better solution. So it is with gun control, as award-winning journalist Carl Cannon wrote yesterday in his weekly “Morning Note” newsletter. Is the solution putting more restrictions on law-abiding citizens, which President Biden announced yesterday he plans to do through executive … [Read more...] about Escaping Silos
Pollster Frank Luntz convened a virtual focus group recently with “vaccine-hesitant Trump voters” intended to represent 30 million Republicans who say they don’t plan to get a coronavirus shot. “Without these people, you’re not getting herd immunity,” Luntz told The Washington Post. By the end of the session, all 19 participants at the end said they were more likely to get … [Read more...] about Education, not indoctrination
Eleven years ago next Tuesday, Obamacare was signed into law, beginning a decade of distortions to our health sector that doubled premiums, caused millions of people to lose their policies and doctors, and dramatically reduced choices for Americans purchasing health insurance in the individual market. House Democrats are celebrating with a hearing on Tuesday, offering nearly … [Read more...] about Eleven Long Years