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Don’t Forget About the IPAB

The concept of the IPAB has taken a beating in Congress but the legal authorization for it remains on the federal books. Opponents must keep working until they have the opportunity to repeal it once and for all.

What’s Holding Back the Supply of Innovative, Consumer-Friendly Medical Services?

To improve health care, physicians and other suppliers of medical services must be given the freedom to meet consumer demand with innovations that improve the convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical care.

President Obama’s Legacy of Red Ink

Any fair assessment of the Obama years must acknowledge that the administration is leaving the nation in a perilous fiscal situation. A fiscal crisis of some sort looms on the horizon.

Instead of ObamaCare: Giving Health-Care Power to the People

Republicans have the opportunity this election year to demonstrate they have concrete plans to reverse ObamaCare and implement reforms based on consumer, not government, control.

The Sanders Repeal-and-Replace Plan

The most vocal proponent of repealing and replacing Obamacare on the presidential campaign trail is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The Fallout From the Budget Deals

The 2015 budget deals increased federal debt by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade and made clear that the U.S. is facing massive long-term budget deficits.

Replacing the Affordable Care Act and Other Suggested Reforms

A group of health policy analysts have joined together to propose reforms that would replace Obamacare, provide secure insurance to the uninsured, bring greater cost discipline through market principles, return power and control to individuals and the states, and improve the long-term fiscal outlook.

Health Reform Ideas You Haven’t Heard Before

The 2016 election may open new opportunities for revising health-care policy. Proponents of market-based reform need to be ready with a robust agenda.

Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform (Full Report)

A new report by 10 health policy experts articulates a market-driven alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform

Without a major change in direction, U.S. health care will experience ever-increasing governmental control. What’s needed is a decisive reorientation toward the preferences of patients and consumers.