One Nation Health June Congressional Forum Recap

Our forum meeting June 22nd was a great success. We have received requests for the materials presented, so we wanted to share those here. Click here to view a copy of the forum presentation. Additionally, the “Message for Reform” handout is available here. We hope these materials will be helpful, as we continue to move health care reform forward …

The CBO Score In Context: ‘Losing’ Insurance? Or Gaining Freedom From Government Mandates?

In an article in the National Review Online, Doug Badger explains the assumptions made by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in scoring the Senate health care bill.  The CBO warned lawmakers that 15 million people will lose medical coverage next year if the Senate GOP’s health-care bill becomes law. However, these people will not really …

Americans like universal health care, but not “government-run” health care

Americans like the concept of universality (i.e. everyone getting great care) but they are leery of “government-run” health care. This is an important distinction to keep in mind as we work toward patient-centered health care reform.  Americans want everyone to have great care just as we want everyone to have a great job – without …

Avik Roy in the Wall Street Journal: The Senate Health Care Bill Would Liberate States

In an op-ed published today in the Wall Street Journal, Avik Roy explains how the health care bill would “liberate states to bypass ObamaCare rules and better manage Medicaid.” The bill would reduce overall federal spending, while liberating states from certain ACA burdens. As an example, states would be liberated to conduct more frequent verification …

The Senate Releases A Discussion Draft of the Health Care Bill

The Senate today released their version of the American Health Care Act, cited as the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017″. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, would empower states to determine benefits, and would end the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that …

The American Health Care Act is a Health Care Revolution

In an article in Real Clear Health, One Nation Health’s David Wilson addresses the pre-existing conditions debate and describes the AHCA as “a foundational next step in the reform process.” The AHCA represents a revolutionary pivot, moving us away from health care centered on Washington, D.C., and toward health care centered on you. “It empowers you …

Galen Institute: CBO Is Wrong And Its Numbers Shouldn’t Deter Needed Reform

In an op-ed, Forbes contributor and President of the Galen Institute Grace-Marie Turner, along with Senior Fellow Doug Badger, explain why the CBO numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. “Although CBO itself acknowledges that this latest prediction is ‘especially uncertain,’ one thing is especially certain: CBO is wrong.” To view the Forbes …

Citizens Look Forward to the Repeal of Obamacare

In an interesting article in the New York Times titled “Why Some Can’t Wait for a Repeal of Obamacare”, columnist Abby Goodnough shares the voices of those who have been frustrated with the Affordable Care Act and are looking forward to continued reform. Click here to read the article.  

Avik Roy on what the AHCA improves on and where it still needs work in the Senate

In a question and answer piece in Vox, Avik Roy explains how the AHCA can improve on current health care policy — and what still needs to be improved when the Senate takes it up. “In my view, the regulatory reform in AHCA strikes the right balance of still providing important consumer protections while also …