The full 45-page Health Care Choices 2020 proposal is finally live, representing months of work to develop and refine ideas to lower costs, increase choices, and better protect the vulnerable. The Health Care Choices 2020 proposal was scored by the American Action Forum showing the plan would indeed decrease the cost of premiums in the private individual market, increase the … [Read more...] about It’s Live!
In searching for answers to why drug costs are high, we only need look at problems our own government has created. One of the biggest culprits distorting prices is the once obscure “340B Drug Pricing Program.” Created in 1992, it requires drugmakers to offer steep discounts to certain safety net clinics and hospitals to help them “stretch scarce federal resources.” The original intent was to … [Read more...] about Double-dippers drive up drug costs
First, a programming alert: I will be on C-SPAN's Washington Journal tomorrow (Saturday) morning starting at 8:45 a.m. EDT to talk about the Affordable Care Act and the Trump Administration’s achievements on health care.In a nice coincidence of timing, I had a commentary published today at The Hill on Health Care Reform that Works.I explained that GOP candidates … [Read more...] about Answering Challenges
There is no question that Americans are frustrated with the current health care system. Millions remain uninsured, and coverage and care cost too much. Many are simply priced out of the market for health insurance. The costs of premiums and deductibles can be prohibitive, especially for those who don’t get subsidies. Those on public programs are often frustrated as well. Many Medicaid … [Read more...] about A New Generation of Health Reform: The Health Care Choices Plan
While Vice President Pence clearly prevailed in Wednesday night’s debate, I, too, was disappointed that he didn’t seize the offense on health care, especially since conservative candidates around the country are getting pummeled with ads on health care and especially pre-existing conditions.The Executive Order the White House issued Sept. 24 lists dozens of major and targeted accomplishments … [Read more...] about Seize the Offense