From the start of 2017 through the fall of that year, Congress labored to pass legislation to replace large parts of the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, political obstacles proved insurmountable, and Congress was unable to enact a health reform bill. Soon after that failure, President Trump signed an executive order promoting health care choice and competition and directing the administration to … [Read more...] about Health Reform Progress Beyond Repeal and Replace
Galen Senior Fellow Doug Badger has analyzed, in a paper for The Heritage Foundation, a new health reform proposal Democrats in Congress are offering that would have the effect of increasing federal health care spending to subsidize a diminishing number of beneficiaries. While Medicare for All plans are center stage in the presidential debate, 157 Democrats are cosponsoring a bill by Rep. Frank … [Read more...] about Congressional Proposals to Increase Federal Health Care Spending: A Flawed Approach, Building on Failure
Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase reports in a Wall Street Journal op-ed about millions of working, middle-income people being illegally enrolled in Medicaid, the health program designed for poor and vulnerable Americans. Brian and Cato senior fellow Aaron Yelowitz write about new research exposing “ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception:” ObamaCare is supposed to make Medicaid available to … [Read more...] about ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception
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!
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