Inaction on Healthcare Prices is the Fatal Flaw that Dooms the ACHA to Failure

Inaction on Healthcare Prices is the Fatal Flaw that Dooms the ACHA to Failure

photo: Tax Credits Republican reformers have repeatedly promised affordable healthcare for all Americans — doubly affordable, in fact. They promise to put premiums and out-of-pocket costs within reach of low- and middle-income consumers, and at the same time, that the plan will be affordable to the federal budget, even given the constraints their most conservative members […]

Will Ryancare Prevent a Healthcare Death Spiral?

Will Ryancare Prevent a Healthcare Death Spiral?

photo: Washington State House Republicans On March 6, the Republican House leadership finally released a draft plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although only a draft, it has already earned the name of “Ryancare.” As this is written, with the ink not yet dry, influential Republicans are already calling it a “framework […]

Questions for GOP Healthcare Reformers

Questions for GOP Healthcare Reformers

Republicans do not yet have a full replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), but the outlines of one are emerging. The Policy Brief on Repeal and Replace issued by House Republicans on February 16 points the way toward a three-tier system. It promises to provide  “coverage protections and peace of mind for […]

CNN’s Sanders-Cruz Healthcare Debate: A Scorecard

CNN’s Sanders-Cruz Healthcare Debate: A Scorecard

CNN, Senator Sanders, and Senator Cruz deserve congratulations for a great town hall. Real focus, real exchange of views, even real agreement now and then on some important ideas. Worth viewing, or if you missed it, worth reading the transcript. Still, articulate and well prepared though the participants were, there were things they should have […]

How Russia Should Change Its Healthcare System?

Vitaly Omelyanovsky – Head of the Center for Studying Healthcare Finances at the Financial Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Finance, MD, PhD, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. Over the last twenty years, Russia has significantly changed the way it finances healthcare. Before the collapse of the USSR, the nation’s healthcare system had been supported from the budget. […]