How did healthcare in the U.S. get so messy, convoluted, and inefficient? Why is it so hard to know what a simple visit to the doctor — let alone a surgery — will cost?
If you develop an expensive chronic illness, you might think the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will protect you. Instead, you’re likely to end up with subpar coverage or no coverage at all for your condition.
Without government interference in my insurance plan, where would I be today?
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
President Donald Trump claimed Senators who voted against Obamacare’s replacement, the AHCA, had “let down Americans.”
Dr. Miron has written over 100 op-eds and several books, including Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (2004) and Libertarianism: from A to Z (2010).
Recent arguments against cutting federal health care spending — and letting states handle insurance regulation — reveal just how unaffordable the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is.
Republican reformers have repeatedly promised affordable healthcare for all Americans — doubly affordable, in fact. They promise sufficient subsidies to put premiums and out-of-pocket costs within reach of low- and middle-income consumers. At the same time, they promise that the plan will be affordable to the federal budget, even given the constraints their most conservative […]
This bill is a train wreck waiting to happen.
What does it really mean to “repeal and replace” Obamacare?
I do favor some role for the government. One idea for overcoming the free rider problem is mandatory health saving accounts and catastrophic insurance. (The alternative is letting people who choose not to be insured simply die when they are sick. Even if that’s the right policy, society is not willing to adopt it—so health savings accounts seem like a good second best policy.)
Obamacare is breaking down just as its critics predicted.
Automated beer runs, Obamacare’s price tag, and AT&T spying.
There is no denying that protecting religious actors who are licensed by the state to provide medical services is one of the most complicated policy areas in which religious citizens have been accommodated.
“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” — Milton Friedman
Without young, healthy individuals buying insurance and thereby paying into the system, the government is finding itself saddled with the responsibility for supporting the healthcare of the older, sicker population.
Obamacare concentrates the health insurance market into politically connected health insurance firm at the expense of consumers.
Has the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, worked? It’s a difficult question to answer given that there is so much politicking around the issue. In the new Learn Liberty video below, Duquesne University Professor Antony Davies cuts through the politics to give an honest assessment of the law’s performance. “Politicians promised that the […]
A report released last Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed that the number of Obamacare enrollees fell to 8.8 million last year, down from 11.1 million who signed up. That’s a 25 percent decline. It’s a big deal, and it’s a pattern that is very likely to repeat in 2016. While […]
If you follow the news, you’ve probably seen plenty of coverage on ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act. Even if you don’t follow the news, it’s hard to go for more than a few days without hearing someone mention their insurance premiums, high cost of care, or some other frustration with health care. All the […]