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The Affordable Care Act at Six

Despite President Barack Obama’s glowing account of his “signature” accomplishment, the ACA’s six-year record demonstrates that the legislative product he signed into law is deeply—and in many respects irreparably—flawed. Read more. .

Overcoming Challenges to Physician Payment Reform in Post-SGR World

The SGR had been blamed for causing instability and uncertainty among physicians for over a decade and led to 17 overrides of scheduled cuts to the physician fee schedule, at a cost well in excess of $150 billion. Read more..

A Fresh Start for Health Care Reform

The need for health care reform has never been questioned by health care policy analysts on either side of the political spectrum. Read More.

Medicare at 50: Reform Will Better Serve Seniors

Medicare, enacted along with Medicaid in 1965, is 50 years old. Fiscal and demographic problems that are inherent in its outdated structure threaten seniors’ future access to quality care and impose massive burdens on taxpayers. Read More. .

Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed

Medicaid, enacted along with Medicare in 1965, was created to provide health care for certain categories of low-income Americans. Over the past 50 years, the program has changed significantly. Read More. .

America's health care financing and insurance systems need major reform. Policymakers should take decisive steps to move today's bureaucracy driven, heavily regulated third-party payment system to a new patient-centered system of consumer choice and real free-market competition. In such a system, individuals and families would make the key decisions and control the flow of dollars.

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