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Making Healthcare Great Again

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The Trump Executive Order takes strides in this direction by permitting three new ways to keep costs down. The first allows for the formation of association health plans (AHPs) that allow small employers to band together to form larger pools that should be able to better attract some lower rates, in part because they can…

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Should Employers Stop Providing Healthcare?

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The Trump administration recently moved to allow employers to opt-out of including coverage for birth control and contraception in their health insurance plans. The issue has gone back and forth for years, including a trip to the Supreme Court in a case named after its primary plaintiff, Little Sister of the Poor. In that instance, an…

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Healthcare Associations Are Coming!

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The Kentucky Senator (Rand Paul) appeared on Fox & Friends shortly after the legislation’s demise was announced to discuss what’s next. Paul said that President Trump “assured” him that the administration would legalize selling health insurance across state lines. In addition, he said, the president would also legalize one of Rand Paul’s most well-known reforms: Healthcare associations….

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Want to Spur Innovation in Healthcare: Free It!

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SOURCE: THE HILL For example, because ObamaCare regulations have outlawed insurance as we know it, forbidding insurers from accounting for health differences and thus risk, the law and its rules effectively punish insurers that offer coverage for certain very expensive conditions. Sure, the insurance companies cannot deny one with such an expensive pre-existing condition a…

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Why Do Too Few American’s Shop Around For Health?

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SOURCE: CNN Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3,000 adults younger than 65, about half of the roughly 1,900 who said they spent money on medical care in…

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Can This Bill Save U.S. Healthcare?

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SOURCE: DOWNSIZEDC.ORG Support the One Subject at a Time Act (OSTA) Stop Congressional leaders from clustering unwanted bills with unrelated, sure-to-pass legislation Require each bill to be about only one subject, and to stand or fall entirely on its own merits. Make it easier for your elected officials to represent you by letting them vote…

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Great visualization on the differences between single payer & freedom!

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SOURCE: MISES INSTITUTE At Mises U, Walter Block told the story of two Canadians in need of medical treatment to explain the consequences of single-payer healthcare. Watch Video Here

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Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

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SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential expenses. Riskier participants pay a higher premium. This is not rocket science. Yet…

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Employers- get prepared to spend over $14k each on healthcare for employees!

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SOURCE: CNBC Employees at big companies should be prepared to pay 5 percent more for their health care next year. New results from an industry organization’s annual study shows that large employers expect the total average per-employee cost for health insurance benefits — which includes premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents — to rise in…

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Obamacare Increases Premiums by Another 30%!

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SOURCE: CNS NEWS Here’s more bad news for American families paying for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Wall Street Journal recently reported that major health insurers in five states—Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming—will seek increases of 30 percent or more for premiums on 2018 Obamacare plans, according to preliminary rate requests…

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