April 19, 2021
Democrats then jammed us with Obamacare – in what is now a familiar fashion.
January 9, 2020
Many Americans enjoy a little recognized tax benefit: employer health insurance. The benefit costs billions of dollars and discriminates against those who don't carry employer insurance.
November 14, 2019
The latest U.S. Census Bureau survey shows a sizable increase in the number of Americans without health insurance.
July 25, 2019
No longer content to let government, hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies shape the nation’s health care system, employers are showing a growing willingness to rein in rising medical costs on their own, concludes a new report by the PwC Health Rese
June 26, 2019
A recent survey revealed only one in five people currently enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan have a health savings account (HSA). More unsettling, few use them to save money for future health expenses.
June 26, 2019
Contrary to what some politicians say, short-term limited duration health insurance (STLDI) is not “junk insurance” but an attractive option for a large number of people and won’t undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, a new report says.
April 29, 2019
During the 2019 session, the Washington State legislature again declined to pass a bill imposing single-payer health insurance on the state.
December 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Democrats failed in their effort to revoke the Trump administration’s rule extending the allowed period for short-term, limited-duration (STLD) health insurance plans.
June 4, 2019
Chris Pope of the Manhattan Institute makes the case of how so-called "short-term" insurance plans are not "junk insurance" and how expansion of access will not leave the federal government with a bigger bill to take care of the sick.
October 15, 2018
To increase its presence in the health care market, Google is investing $375 million in insurance provider Oscar Health.
September 12, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury issued the final rule on August 1 making the expansion of short-term plans official.
June 12, 2019
Mark Shepard looks at date in the Boston health care market to show how insurers are restricting their networks.
December 7, 2018
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says he wants the state government to allow residents to buy short-term health insurance plans.
January 30, 2019
Testimony before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee regarding the issue of local governments regulating tobacco and nicotine products.
May 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a 60-day public comment period March 11 on possible federal reform that would allow health insurance companies to sell plans across state lines.
October 24, 2018
Four years after the partial implementation of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the average premium for individual health insurance in the United States increased 105 percent according to new research from The Heritage Foundation.
September 25, 2018
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is encouraging states to allow the sale of short-term individual health insurance plans outside the Obamacare exchanges.
August 22, 2018
Federal health-related tax exemptions, including the tax exclusion for employer-purchased health insurance, are now expected to exceed $500 billion in 2019.
April 18, 2018
Do you remember this line by then-President Barack Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it”? The oft-repeated promise (read: “Lie of the Year”)?
August 23, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes Americans without health insurance. The unpopular individual mandate violates personal freedom and was targeted by Congressional Republicans in their recent “Obamacare” repeal efforts.
March 28, 2017
Imagine that you don’t feel well. You have had nausea and vague abdominal pain for a week, and you notice that your belt is getting tighter. You have not seen a doctor in a while and sense something could be seriously wrong. So what do you do?
March 21, 2017
Consumer Power Report #539
April 12, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Charles Katebi examines a new proposal in Missouri to expand short-term insurance as an affordable option to Obamacare.
March 29, 2018
This week's Leaflet examines the efforts in multiple states to reimpose the Individual Health Insurance Mandate.
July 27, 2017
One of these variables has to give, writes Heartland Policy Advisor Scott Ehrlich.
July 14, 2017
It's time people knew the price of the health care services they use, employers say.
May 25, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines high-risk health care pools and the important role they could play after a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
May 16, 2017
Enrollment in health care sharing ministries like Samaritan Ministries International has surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed.
March 1, 2017
Just repealing Obamacare would get rid of the anti-middle class individual mandate, the anti-jobs employer mandate, and all the other federal regulations that have caused health insurance premiums to soar would be a great start.
August 18, 2016
Consumer Power Report #515. Unraveling the $52 billion annual opportunity cost of inefficient doctor appointments.
September 13, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and a revived plan in Florida that would clarify that direct primary care agreements do not constitute insurance, avoiding all the pitfalls associated with insurance.
January 12, 2017
Hillsdale College Professor Dr. Gary Wolfram traces Obamacare's seeds to the 1940s, 50s, and 60s with alumnus and Michael T. Hamilton.
October 22, 2013
There are many things that might have been done to reform healthcare in the United States after Barack Obama was elected.
June 1, 2016
Many people believe a highly-regulated health insurance exchange is the key to affordable health insurance for families not offered coverage through work.
July 19, 2016
Insurers in Maine are proposing to raise individual health plan premiums by as much as 22 percent to cover rising costs imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
May 12, 2016
Consumer Power Report #505
May 11, 2016
Welcome to the Consumer Power Report.
August 4, 2015
Obamacare was supposed to insure the previously uninsured and make health care more affordable for the rest of us.
August 11, 2015
Covered California, the California’s state health insurance exchange set up under Obamacare, will cut spending and lower enrollment expectations for 2016, after 2015 sign-ups failed to meet state agencies’ goals. About 1.
January 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced in December two struggling health insurance cooperatives had been given emergency solvency loans.