We need to be smart about how we use public resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Two major crises are facing the country right now: 1) the negative health impact and associated deaths from the virus, and 2) the enormous economic impact of large numbers of businesses and schools shutting down. Congress needs to wisely allocate public resources to address both and not be … [Read more...] about Cover Coronavirus Treatments, Don’t Expand Medicaid
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Grace-Marie frequently contributes articles to Forbes.com as an expert in Healthcare Policy.
The coronavirus crisis has, in a few short months, reshaped our lives, the world economy, and our health sector in a way that seemed unimaginable before this lethal pathogen began sweeping the planet. Reports yesterday warned we must prepare for a “pandemic that could last up to 18 months and include multiple waves of illness,” but that is static thinking. The U.S. government, … [Read more...] about Innovation, Information, And Ingenuity Can Fight COVID-19
The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on emergency legislation to help states fund their coronavirus response efforts, but the bill takes a simplistic, inequitable and mistargeted approach, according to Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase. In their efforts to help states combat the virus and the resulting economic impact, “House Democrats advocate sending enormous sums to states — … [Read more...] about Congress Needs A Smart, Targeted, Flexible Approach To Fighting Virus Outbreak
Amid the avalanche of news this week, the Supreme Court lit up the hottest issue in the 2020 campaign when it announced it will hear a third challenge to the Affordable Care Act. After Congress voted to zero out the individual mandate’s tax penalty in 2017, 20 states moved to challenge the law on the basis that the mandate no longer is a tax—undoing the key argument that Chief Justice … [Read more...] about Health Reform Must Energize State Engagement
While government officials should be focused only on containing the coronavirus outbreak, Americans fears unfortunately are being fueled by political posturing. Key officials throughout the government have been working 24/7 for more than a month on virus containment and protection. Yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the administration’s response “too late” and “anemic.” And we … [Read more...] about Preparedness