POLLS: Voters oppose preexisting condition coverage when told the costs

Days before the 2018 midterms, 68% of voters say that health care is very or extremely important to how they plan to vote in this year’s elections, according to a new Cato 2018 Health Care Survey of 2,498 Americans. These numbers are driven primarily by Democratic voters with 86% who say this issue is especially important to … Continue reading POLLS: Voters oppose preexisting condition coverage when told the costs

How conservatives can win with voters on health care

Last week’s election results show that health care is still a top concern for many Americans. Members of Congress must now decide how to move forward. Their task: providing a coherent answer to our national anxiety over health care. Americans care, immensely, about health care. A Washington Post study found that health care was the … Continue reading How conservatives can win with voters on health care

15 Faceless Bureaucrats Will Decide what Health Care You’re Allowed to Have

President Trump and congressional Republicans have a second chance to take a whack at the Obamacare piñata – and the beauty of it is that this time, Democrats may want to take a swing at it, too. “It” being the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a.k.a the death panel that was much in the news during the debate over passage … Continue reading 15 Faceless Bureaucrats Will Decide what Health Care You’re Allowed to Have

National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

Today we are concerned about issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, the use of fetal tissue, genetic screening, birth control and sterilization, health-care rationing and the ethics of medical research on animals and humans. These subjects are major challenges in both ethics and economics at the end of the twentieth century. But at the beginning … Continue reading National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

Scholar: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Repeal—It Is ObamaCare-lite (or Worse)

Republicans are celebrating what they say is the repeal of ObamaCare, legislation that has been in their crosshairs for several years. Many pundits are skeptical, among them healthcare expert Michael Cannon of Cato. “House Republicans went behind closed doors and emerged with a bill that does not repeal the core provisions of ObamaCare, and therefore cannot begin to repair … Continue reading Scholar: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Repeal—It Is ObamaCare-lite (or Worse)

This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

The Republican-controlled House vote to “repeal Obamacare” – if that is what this was – was a stunning mess. Did they get it right? The answer is obviously no, and that’s inevitable. Just imagine a bill that sets out to reorganize any industry that is currently mostly market driven, such as shirts, software, groceries, or … Continue reading This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

Repealing Obamacare Is Not Enough

American health care is not very effective in curing diseases. The National Center for Health Statistics projects over 1.6 million new cancer cases and almost 600,000 cancer deaths for 2016. Among those who suffer heart attacks, fewer than 50% are alive five years later. Medical treatment is so expensive that people need insurance to survive … Continue reading Repealing Obamacare Is Not Enough