Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.
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Healthcare Freedom Act: More Important than EverPosted on August 16, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
Several states have added a Health Care Freedom Act to their constitutions, with several more states contemplating doing so through voter measures on the November 2012 ballot. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, the adoption and deployment of the Health Care Freedom Act will be a vitally important tool in protecting individual autonomy.
Obama-care's IPAB flawedPosted on July 27, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Tom Patterson
Many Americans wonder how Obama-care can possibly work. How can the government insure 32 million additional people and provide everybody with all the health care they need without raising the deficit or spending gobs of new money? The answer, in the minds of its creators, is IPAB, the Independent Payment Advisory Board. You may not have heard much about IPAB yet - one of 150 new boards and commissions in Obama-care - because it was buried deep in the 2,000-page bill and hardly debated. But you will. You've never seen anything like it either, unless you count Soviet-style central planning committees.
Clint Bolick: The Supreme Court Stakes in 2012Posted on July 09, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick
Many conservatives are angry with Chief Justice John Roberts, whose decisive vote in late June not only sustained a disastrous health-care law. It also interpreted the Constitution to permit Congress to penalize behavior through its taxing power that it cannot control through its power to regulate commerce. Magnifying the harm is a CBS News report—and informed suspicions from a number of sources—that Chief Justice Roberts initially voted to strike down the law but switched in the face of veiled threats from President Barack Obama and concerns about the court's reputation and his own.
More Evidence That Health Insurance Drives Up the Cost of CarePosted on June 19, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
The Los Angeles Times recently published the price based on payment type for a CT scan at eight hospitals in Southern California. As you can see, cash prices ranged from 6 to 68 percent of the average charge; and insurance prices were 48 to 84 percent of the average charge.
Insurance Companies and Bureaucrats, Obamacare's Big WinnersPosted on May 24, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Diane Cohen
When the topic is protecting liberty and the headline reads, “Even in Illinois but not in Arizona,” we’re in trouble. Indeed, while even the Democrat-controlled legislature in President Obama’s adopted home state of Illinois said no to establishing an insurance exchange to facilitate the federal health care law, Arizona is moving full steam ahead with its exchange and is using more than $30 million in federal tax dollars to do so.