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!
Americans have said for decades that health care and insurance cost too much and that they feel like cogs in our vast health care system with little control over choices and spending. And for too long, the “solutions” Washington has offered have led to fewer choices, more government control, and vastly more taxpayer spending that further fuels rising health costs. The Health Policy Consensus … [Read more...] about Health Care Choices 2020
Embed from Getty Images Trump’s Health Care Plan President Trump should tout his significant achievements on health care in tonight’s debate, two key policymakers argue in an op-ed today in The Hill. “President Trump has a final opportunity to defend this record and explain his actions to fix problems with ObamaCare and improve the broader health system,” write former Sen. Rick Santorum and … [Read more...] about Debate Advice for the President—Santorum and Blase in The Hill
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
For nearly two decades, health savings accounts (HSAs) have helped people use tax-preferred dollars for health care spending and save for future medical expenses. They also are a central element in health sector reform by creating incentives for cost-conscious consumers to search for value. This in turn motivates medical providers to improve quality and efficiency. While HSAs are … [Read more...] about Health Benefits Transformation—New Brian Blase paper