Health Care Innovation

True health care reform should unleash innovation so technology and health-care quality can advance for everyone, especially the least fortunate.

To unleash medical innovation, the health care industry needs to operate more like the Internet economy, where people and companies can innovate and compete to advance quality care and and give patients better options at lower costs.

The possibilities are limitless. Innovative technologies like telemedicine, telemetry, health apps and 3-D printing have the potential to expand and improve health care if states are willing to empower providers to use them.

Telemedicine, for example, can eliminate distance barriers and improve access to medical care for people living in impoverished and rural communities. But according to the American Telemedicine Association, 28 states and Washington, D.C. currently limit how doctors can treat patients via telemedicine, which prevents patients from reaping the full health benefits of this innovative technology.


Aug 17, 2016

Patients Need the Right to Try

Last week, Indiana Governor and potential vice president Mike Pence shared a moving and emotional moment with an 11-year old boy whose father has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as…

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Jun 23, 2016

Louisiana is Tearing Down Barriers to Health Care Innovation

With health care costs skyrocketing, we’ve seen firsthand that the Affordable Care Act just isn’t working for millions of Americans. So how do we actually make health care more affordable…

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Jun 07, 2016

Ohio Obamacare CO-OP Collapses Leaving 22,000 to Find New Coverage

Only ten of the original 24 Affordable Care Act Consumer-Oriented-and-Operated Plans (CO-OPs) remain after Ohio’s CO-OP health plan, InHealth Mutual, announced that it will shut down…

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May 06, 2016

Freedom Partners Applauds Upton and Brady For Obamacare Bailout Subpoena

Arlington, VA — Yesterday two House Committees led by Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued a new subpoena to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding…

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May 03, 2016

Fewer Choices, Less Competition: ACA Exchanges Nearly Three Years Later

In an op-ed for Morning Consult, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Nathan Nascimento wrote about how the Affordable Care Act is leading to fewer choices and less competition. The Affordable Care…

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Apr 25, 2016

Insurance Companies: Bigger Premium Increases Coming in 2017

A former administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Obama administration is predicting that health insurance premiums in the Affordable Care Act exchanges for 2017 will increase even…

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Apr 20, 2016

The Effects of UnitedHealth’s Exchange Withdrawals: Fewer Choices and Higher Premiums

Yesterday, UnitedHealth Group Inc. announced its plan to pull out of most of the 34 states where it currently offers health care plans on Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. According to The…

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Apr 14, 2016

Kaiser: Out-of-Pocket Costs Rising Faster than Costs Covered by Insurance

After all of the Obama administration’s promises of better coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that workers’ out-of-pocket health care…

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Apr 08, 2016

“I Liked My Insurance, but Couldn’t Keep It” What People Are Saying About the ACA

Recently, Freedom Partners shared on Facebook our recent Affordable Care Act research showing that health insurance premiums in the five years since the passage of Obamacare have risen at a faster rate…

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Jan 14, 2016

Study Confirms State Certificate of Need Laws Limit Access

The evidence continues to mount that state “certificate of need” laws are restricting access to crucial health care services. Certificate of need laws—or CON for short—require health care providers to…

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