Beware the Consequences of Government Setting Health Prices

Prescription drug spending in 2019 was less than 10 percent of the nation’s $3.8 trillion health-care spending. But high drug prices clearly are low-hanging fruit when it comes to eye-dropping examples of how health-care companies exploit U.S. consumers. The latest exhibit was last week’s…

Want Health Insurance? Biden Has Deals for You!

If you have no health insurance and are not yet eligible for Medicare, the federal government is doing three things to make your life more secure when it comes to getting affordable health care. One: From February 15 through May 15, people have a special enrollment period, ordered by President Biden,…

Our Enduring Health Tragedy Is Its Cost

It is no exaggeration to say that health care has never occupied such a central place in our minds. COVID-19 is taking record numbers of lives in the U.S. even as remarkable progress is being achieved on promising vaccines that could provide herd immunity, assuming enough people take them. Beyond…

Affordable Care Act Access to be Expanded

President Biden issued an executive order today that will expand access to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and create a special enrollment period for ACA sign-ups from February 15 to May 15. The non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation said earlier this week that nearly 15 million uninsured persons would…

Joe Versus the Health Care Volcano

Listing President Joe Biden’s health care challenges would be like reading to the end of the Internet – impossible and, after a point, unproductive. Like much else in health care, however, there is no shortcut to understanding them and how difficult meeting them will be. Major health reforms get…

Biden’s Shopping List of Administrative Health Actions

Joe Biden is set to take office tomorrow. His incoming administration faces enormous challenges to help get the country back on something resembling a normal footing. Nowhere is this truer than in health care. Immediate attention will and should be focused on his plans to greatly expand support for…

How to Find High-Quality Health Care

Trying to find a health care provider who meets your needs and fits your budget can feel overwhelming. In the old days, you’d depend on a personal recommendation or referral from a trusted friend—now, in modern times, you can rely on the aggregated experiences of many other patients via ratings sites…