Preserving Patient Choice for Affordable Coverage

Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Feb. 13 about preserving consumer protections in health insurance while giving consumers more choices of affordable coverage.  She focused on: The Trump administration’s Section 1332 guidance which gives states new authority to help their individual and small group markets heal from...

Preview Of The Coming Medicare For All Debate

The pre-existing condition scare tactics continue. I testified yesterday—as the sole witness called by the Republican minority—during a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on “Examining Threats to Workers with Preexisting Conditions.”   It was the first hearing of the new Congress under the new Chairman Bobby Scott, D-VA, and virtually all members on both sides...

Replacing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance with Government-Financed Coverage: Considerations for Policymakers

In an important paper the Galen Institute is releasing today, Senior Fellow Doug Badger examines the role that employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) plays in the larger U.S. health sector and offers considerations for policymakers contemplating replacing ESI with government-financed coverage. In “Replacing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance with Government-Financed Coverage: Considerations for Policymakers,” Badger examines the history...

Congress Can Slash the Cost of Health Care Premiums by as Much as a Third. Here’s How.

By Doug Badger — A proposal to repeal Obamacare entitlements and replace them with grants to states would reduce premiums for individual coverage by as much as 32 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy. The Health Care Choices Proposal also would modestly reduce the deficit, increase the number of people with private health...

Real Solutions, Not Empty Promises

by Grace-Marie Turner — Yes, people with pre-existing conditions should be protected.  That is a hot issue on the campaign trail as Democrats hammer their Republican opponents over the threat that repealing Obamacare could mean citizens would lose pre-ex protections. But, like so many other things with Obamacare, the health overhaul law offers a promise but produces collateral damage...