Health

Medicaid Prescription Reform

One million Alabamans are enrolled in Medicaid, a joint federal-state program that provides medical care to nearly 70 million low-income individuals nationwide. Medicaid is one of the two primary expe…

Congressional Brief: Medicare

While Social Security has received considerably more attention in recent years, Medicare is actually a much larger problem. It is growing at a faster rate and has an unfunded liability six times the s…

Congressional Brief: Health Care

To confront America’s health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy. We do need people, however, including every doctor and every patient. All 320 million Amer…

New Drug Plan Regulations Protect Pharmacies, Harm Consumers

Compared to hospital and physician care, drug therapy is by far the most cost-effective way to treat most diseases and health conditions. Americans spend twice as much for physician care and three tim…

Fix The Flawed Medicare Doc Fix

On March 26, an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Secretly negotiated between Republican and Democrat…

"Sick Day" HSAs: A Better Idea than Mandated Sick Pay

President Obama recently proposed requiring employers to pay sick leave to the estimated 43 million American workers who not receive this benefit. Many of these workers cannot afford unpaid sick days…

The Crisis in Drug Research and Development

The rate of growth of health spending remains moderate, but one area where prices appear to be increasing faster than in recent years is brand-name prescription drugs.1 Many blockbuster drugs lost the…

Roll Back the Federal 10-Year Strategic Plan for Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) includes a wide range of products, technologies and services, such as electronic health records (EHRs), mobile and telehealth technology, cloud-based services, medi…