Let the states derive their own health care solutions, particularly when it comes to cost containment. That’s why we may need to look to six states that are aggressively working to contain costs. The Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee legislatures are considering a proposal to eliminate defensive medicine by abolishing each state’s medical malpractice system…

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The Trump administration and the House of Representatives are asking for a hold on a case over Affordable Care Act payments that has the potential to test the boundaries between the branches of government. At issue is not just whether the executive branch had unconstitutionally funded certain ACA payments to insurers, but the limits on…

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey heads to Washington this week to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Washington Examiner asked him to preview his main priorities regarding Obamacare replacement and what they should know about Arizona’s healthcare challenges. He said, “The damage from Obamacare is clear: Insurance markets have been wrecked; premiums have soared; and…

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Every day brings a new story about Republicans in disarray, the “mirage” of the GOP’s reform and the impossibility of change. The reality is that Congress is on schedule, progress is underway, and the many potential problems are avoidable. Behind the scenes, members and staff are being briefed on options and the House will release…

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The combination of high-deductible insurance with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is central to a market-driven reform of U.S. health care. There is, however, a problem with existing HSA policy that must be fixed if HSAs are to reach their full potential in improving the efficiency of health care arrangements: As currently structured, HSAs are not built…

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The Trump administration proposed new rules on Wednesday to stabilize health insurance markets roiled by efforts to repeal the ACA, by big increases in premiums and by the exodus of major insurers. The move came a day after Humana announced that, starting next year, it would completely withdraw from the public marketplaces created under the…

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Molina Healthcare’s stock tumbled after hours Wednesday after the health insurer posted a fourth-quarter loss that was attributed to parts of Obamacare — a big problem for one of the health insurers that has had success in the program. However, the company didn’t lose money because it had sicker-than-expected enrollees. In fact, medical costs for…

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The new administration should issue two new rules for the 2018 enrollment season: It should let online brokers complete enrollments for people who qualify for subsidies. No need to redirect these applicants to HealthCare.gov. It should stop imposing user fees to prop up its unnecessary website and finance ad campaigns. These two changes would set…

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House Republican leaders began laying out components of an Obamacare replacement bill at a closed-door meeting with members on Thursday, Feb. 16. Party leaders, including chairs of key committees, proposed age-based tax credits to replace Obamacare’s subsidies, new options for Medicaid, and scrapping taxes. They also floated ideas on how to pay for the replacement…

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Just 8.8% of Americans lacked health insurance as of this past September, according to the latest numbers from the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But more insured people are on the hook for sizable portions of their health care costs. More than 39% of Americans younger than…

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