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Impeachment Inquiry Could Stop Bad Decisions on Health Care Policy (Guest: Chris Jacobs)

October 8, 2019

Chris Jacobs, Founder of the Juniper Research Group, chats about how the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry could freeze all movement on health care policy, thus stopping the GOP from capitulating and passing "socialism lite" health care reforms.

In two separate articles for The Federalist, Chris Jacobs warns the GOP is in danger of passing health care reforms that borrow from the socialist-like programs Democrats favor. Ideas such as drug importation — which could import the price controls of those same drugs — and federal action on surprise billing both have implications that would ultimately grow federal control of the health care sector.

Jacobs also offers, in a separate article, ideas he believes the GOP should begin to consider as the impeachment frenzy continues to simmer. He says policy ideas that promote the portability of insurance, a more robust system of health care reimbursement arrangements, and a better aligning of incentives for why people purchase health care would be places to start. Tune in!

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Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.