The Obama administration believes that the supposed public good of free contraception is so important that it justifies just about anything—including trampling on the rights the country was founded to secure. Read More.
Delay, Repeal, Replace
Beyond resisting and delaying the implementation of Obamacare, the most important thing the law's opponents must do at this point is develop and unite behind a practical replacement proposal--one that will actually solve the very real problems plaguing American health care. Read More.
The Urgent Need for Genuine Health and Entitlement Reform
The president has made it clear that he has no intention of following a bipartisan course on health care. That means the intense clashes over health care that marked the president's first term will occur during his second term too. Read More.
The Budget Battles Ahead
It is appropriate to use a debt-limit debate to push serious spending restraint. But that's not the same thing as resisting a debt-limit increase to the point of economic turmoil. Read More.
Assuring a Future for Long-Term Care Services and Supports in Texas
Medicaid is the source of significant budgetary pressures in the state of Texas. A federal block grant would free up the state to implement significant reforms, including an overhaul of the program's services for those needing long-term care. Read More.
Constructing an Alternative to Obamacare: Key Details for a Practical Replacement Program
The public is dissatisfied with Obamacare's overreach but opponents cannot win on repeal without presenting a credible replacement program. Read More.
Medicare Reform After the Election
Medicare needs the discipline that would come from Paul Ryan's premium-support reform plan. But until that model can be adopted in full, it's important to begin injecting rational consumer incentives into the program in order to slow cost growth. Read More.
Raising Medicare Eligibility a First Step Towards Deficit Reduction
Since 1965, life expectancy at age 65 has improved by 4.8 years for men and 4.7 years for women. Retirement programs such as Medicare must be adjusted periodically to reflect changing demographic reality. Read More.
How to Approach the ‘Fiscal Cliff’
The GOP must insist that any long-term budget deal include far-reaching reforms to health-entitlement programs. Among other things, the entirety of Obamacare should be on the table for revision and retrenchment. Read More.
The Risks of the Fiscal Cliff Are Uncertain But Real
The GOP should work with the president to steer clear of the fiscal cliff. But discussions about revenues should wait until next year and should be linked with entitlement restraint. Read More.
Why ObamaCare Is Still No Sure Thing
Governors can cripple Obamacare, and advance the cause of sound health-care reform, by refusing to create state health-insurance exchanges and declining to expand Medicaid. Read More.
Health Policy After the Election
If the president wants everything to be "on the table" in likely budget talks with Congressional Republicans, then everything should be on the table, including Obamacare. Read More.
The Turnaround Washington Needs
The U.S. government exhibits all of the traits of a failing enterprise in need of a turnaround. Expenses are out of control, insolvency is a real possibility, and current management has no idea how to right the ship. Read More.
ObamaCare’s Heavy Toll on Middle Class Americans
Obamacare’s new spending will exceed $200 billion annually by the end of the decade. The middle class will pay for this with higher taxes and reduced benefits under Medicare. Read More.
Kaiser’s Faux ‘Study’ of Premium Support
A purported study of a Medicare "premium support" plan doesn't address anything like the actual reform that Paul Ryan has proposed and in fact contradicts one of the Obama campaign's central arguments against the Ryan reform. Read More.
Debating Pre-Existing Conditions
Romney's plan would allow millions of people to move seamlessly from group to individual coverage, and back again. That alone will dramatically reduce the gaps in coverage that are so frequent today. Read More.
A Fantasy-Based Case for Obamacare
AEI's J.D. Kleinke either does not understand Obamacare and the conservative case against it, or has willfully distorted his descriptions of both to serve his case. Read More.
The Candidates’ Positions on Medicare Advantage
The $308 billion in Medicare Advantage cuts included in Obamacare will reduce benefits and increase what senior citizens must pay for their health care. Read More.
The Status of the Medicare Advantage Program
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare Advantage plans are not less efficient than the traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program. In 2012, MA plans are providing Medicare benefits at 98 percent of FFS costs. Read More.