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.

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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