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By Brian Blase A little-known program continues to cause problems in the individual and small group health insurance markets. The program …

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By Brian Blase While Congress debates issues related to the health and economic fallout of the coronavirus epidemic, it also should …

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By Brian Blase, Casey Mulligan, and Doug Badger As the recent two jobs reports show, the economy is much stronger than …

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By Doug Badger and Brian Blase Not all surprises are welcome, least of all surprise medical charges — when patients are …

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By Brian Blase The Trump Administration’s rule expanding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), specifically allowing employers to reimburse employee’s individual market premiums under certain …

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How a program for the poor pushes Americans into poor-quality facilities. By Stephen Moses and Brian Blase A national tragedy began …

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By Brian Blase Congress has provided hospitals with nearly $200 billion of our hard-earned tax dollars to help them weather the …

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The Democrats’ plan would have Washington cover all the health program’s costs for the states this year. By Brian Blase The …

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By Brian Blase In the era of coronavirus bailouts, every group is staking a claim. Shuttered businesses and idled workers have …

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By Casey B. Mulligan and Brian Blase The coronavirus has crushed the U.S. economy, and the legislative remedies Congress recently passed will make …

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By Brian Blase At Wednesday’s news conference, President Trump and Vice-President Pence were asked about their plan to best protect the …

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By Brian Blase We need to be smart about how we use public resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Two …

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By Brian Blase State and federal laws and regulations are hindering the private sector’s efforts to help fight the outbreak. Effectively responding …

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By Brian Blase Rather than merely spraying money at the states, Congress must target funding to those places that need it …

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By Brian Blase President Donald Trump’s budget includes Medicaid reforms that would restore accountability and improve the federal-state partnership. Predictably, the …

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By Brian Blase In selling Obamacare before Congress a decade ago, President Barack Obama promised that he “would not sign a plan that …

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By Brian Blase New York state is grappling with a Medicaid shortfall in the billions of dollars. And one of the …

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By Brian Blase and Aaron Yelowitz Medicaid expansion was a key component of ObamaCare. In 2014 when the expansion started, the feds …

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By Brian Blase Most Democratic presidential candidates are supporting some version of Medicare for All, a radical proposal to put Washington …

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By Brian Blase Several Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee at a hearing Wednesday derided short-term health-insurance plans as …

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By Brian Blase Price transparency will lead to lower healthcare costs — against the wishes of hospitals and insurance companies. In …

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By Brian Blase In his recent speech on health care, President Trump highlighted a proposed rule that hospitals make their prices …

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By Brian Blase Good politics involves consistent, simple messages. Opponents of the Trump administration believe they have found one with health …

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By Brian Blase and Aaron Yelowitz States cover millions who exceed income thresholds, some quite well-heeled. ObamaCare wasn’t supposed to give free health insurance …

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By Brian Blase and Aaron Yelowitz ObamaCare wasn’t supposed to give free health insurance to everybody. The Affordable Care Act’s authors …

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By Brian Blase There’s one provision of ObamaCare almost everyone wants to repeal. Last week the House voted 419-6 to repeal …

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By Brian Blase There’s one provision of ObamaCare almost everyone wants to repeal. Last week the House voted 419-6 to repeal …

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By Brain Blase When President Trump took office, small businesses and hard-working, middle-class families were finding it increasingly difficult to afford …

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By Brain Blase and Marc Short Marc Short is assistant to the president for White House legislative affairs. Brian Blase is …

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By Brian Blase Tony Soprano would be outraged; Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey’s congressional delegation should be. Every year, the …

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By Brian Blase As Congress readies legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates …

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By Brian Blase As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many people are newly enrolled in the Medicaid program …

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By Brian Blase Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been announced as one of Washington’s top priorities for …

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By Brian Blase The Urban Institute released a new analysis yesterday of the impact of a bill that Congress passed last year to …

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By Brian Blase A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds …

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By Brian Blase The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally released the 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) risk corridor data. …

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By Brian Blase As premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans skyrocket across the country, the Department of Health and Human Services …

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