Brian Blase | The New York Post | President Trump will face off with former Vice President Joe Biden in the first presidential debate this week, where health care is bound to come up. While Democrats often attack Trump for a lack of a health-care plan, the truth is, his administration has significantly increased Americans’ choice of health coverage and improved access to care. In fact, Trump … [Read more...] about 11 things Trump has done to fix Obamacare
In a new Forbes piece, Galen Institute senior fellow and former special assistant to the president at the National Economic Council Brian Blase, discusses the ACA’s failures and how Trump administration reforms have helped. According to Blase: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was principally intended to improve health insurance markets for individuals and small … [Read more...] about How the ACA Failed–Brian Blase for Forbes
Months of work have come together just at the right time with the release today of a letter, signed by 68 [updated 10/6/20: 81] thinkers and leaders in health reform, showing support for the Consensus Group’s updated Health Care Choices plan. The Daily Signal published the letter today, What’s Needed for Health Care Reform: Personalized Care That Puts You and Your Doctor in … [Read more...] about Yes, we have a plan!—Consensus Group letter on health reform
Grace-Marie Turner | Forbes | President Trump has doubled down on the Executive Order he put on hold in July that threatened to import price controls from countries with government-run health systems and use them as a basis for what Medicare pays for certain drugs. The new order proposes a “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) pricing scheme not only on more expensive specialty drugs paid under … [Read more...] about Say No To Importing Foreign Price Controls On Drugs
by Joel White and Doug Badger | When the levees broke under Hurricane Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers was roasted for spending billions and still failing to protect Americans. So where's the outrage over the latest epic governmental fail — this one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? The federal agency with primary responsibility for handling infectious diseases, the … [Read more...] about Why is the CDC fighting today’s coronavirus with yesterday’s technology?
by Brian Blase and Doug Badger - Health Affairs | Although a Trump administration rule expanding Americans’ ability to benefit from short-term limited-duration insurance plans (short-term plans) was recently upheld by the District of Columbia appeals court, these plans are unpopular with many members of Congress. As such, there is a threat that the millions of people with these plans may no longer … [Read more...] about The Value Of Short-Term Health Plans: Rebutting The Energy And Commerce Democratic Staff Report
July 28, 2020, The Daily Signal | Doug Badger | Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force head, claimed this week that “we have right now … three New Yorks,” with sharp increases in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks in Florida, Texas, and California. Incorrect. Doug Badger takes a deep dive into Florida’s numbers and finds that, despite rising cases and … [Read more...] about When It Comes to COVID-19 Deaths, Florida Is No ‘New York’
By Brian Blase and Lanhee ChenThe Washington Times, July 22, 2020 | President Trump has an opportunity to offer a second-term agenda that builds on his administration’s successes to expand families’ control over their health care. Given the importance that Americans place on health care issues for their vote, Mr. Trump probably can’t win reelection without doing so, Blase and Chen … [Read more...] about Recommendations for Trump’s second-term health care agenda