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The Way Forward on Health Care: The Need for More Made-in-America Cures

November 02, 2020 — Blog

Ways and Means Republicans recently released a multi-pronged framework for the future of health care that includes creating incentives for treatments and cures for infectious diseases like COVID19 and the threat of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Health care expert Ken Thorpe and former Congressman Erik ...

This Week in Economic News: October 26 – October 31, 2020

October 30, 2020 — Blog

GDP Historic Growth Points to “V” Shaped Recovery GDP in Q3 increased by an annualized 33.1 percent, or nearly $1.3 trillion. The economy recovered over 75 percent of the drop in Q2 and nearly 66 percent of the entirety of the recession. Consumer and investment spending were ...

The Way Forward on Health Care

October 30, 2020 — Blog

The upcoming election is a referendum on health care like this country has not before seen. Democrats are promising the radical elimination of Americans’ choice of private coverage and ending Medicare as we know it. And as part of their fearmongering, they are accusing Republicans of lacking ideas to expand access to affordable, quality health coverage for all. This is ...

Expanding Access to More Affordable Individual Market Options

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, which is why we must continue our work to address its most harmful policies and lower costs and improve access. Republicans in Congress have already fixed the law’s most onerous provision: the tax on those Americans who did not want to buy an inflexible, one-size-fits-all Washington-centric product. Other changes ...

Saving Medicare by building on Medicare Advantage’s success

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? The current Medicare program has very serious financing challenges. The part of Medicare that pays for care at hospitals is expected to be exhausted just six years from now. At that point, the government will only have enough money to pay for 90 percent of benefits. To shore up that part of Medicare for the long-term, benefits would need to be cut ...

Lowering Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs for Seniors

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? The current Medicare fee-for-service program was enacted in 1965. Arguably, its greatest modernization came when President George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans passed the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program in 2003. Part D has been a tremendous accomplishment: It is popular: 92 percent of seniors report that their ...

Expanding Telehealth to More Americans

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? Health disparities experienced by some racial and ethnic minority groups in underserved communities are often very similar to health disparities experienced in rural populations. Obesity, hypertension, and diabetes are all ...

Empower Consumers

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? Health care costs are too high. Americans are too often in the back seat of their health care decisions. And with the current system’s morass of regulations and bureaucrats, there are often too few opportunities for families to control their health care dollar. Here’s how we’d fix it: While Democrats have tried to sideline ...

Putting an End to Surprise Medical Billing

October 29, 2020 — Blog

What’s the problem? Emergencies happen. And when they do, families don’t have time to pull up Google Maps and find out how close the nearest in-network emergency room is. Because of this, many privately insured Americans who find themselves at an out-of-network emergency room or have to be treated unexpectedly by an out-of-network provider later receive significant medical ...