Lower Costs

Skyrocketing health care costs are one of the greatest barriers to better health. Unfortunately, federal and state red tape and mismanagement prevent or reduce competition, driving up prices in the health care marketplace.

States can reverse this trend in a variety of ways, such as relaxing restrictions on telemedicine, giving nurse practitioners full scope of practice in areas where they are trained to act independently, and lifting certificate-of-need restrictions that prevent expansion of hospitals and medical practices.

Currently, 35 states have certificate-of-need laws that require hospitals to get government approval before expanding or creating new medical services in a community. These laws were intended to control health care costs, but because they are based on a top-down model of the economy, they have actually increased costs and decreased patient choices.

The federal government and the states need to work together to find common-sense solutions that increase competition and bring costs down for everyone.


Apr 03, 2017

A Potential Anthem Departure Shows Why Obamacare’s Regulations Must Go

Anthem is reportedly considering exiting most of Obamacare’s individual marketplace in 2018 — a decision that could leave thousands more Americans without any options on Obamacare’s exchanges. The possibility that Anthem…

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Mar 31, 2017

Freedom Partners Analysis: CBO Confirms U.S. Fiscal Path Unsustainable

Arlington, VA – Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook which projects federal spending, tax collections, and various economic indicators over the next 30 years. According to…

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Mar 14, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump For Signing New Executive Order Holding Federal Agencies Accountable

Arlington, VA – On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to submit reorganization plans to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within 180 days outlining how to…

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Mar 07, 2017

Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity Urge Republican Leaders to Fully Repeal Obamacare, Reject House Bill

House bill fails to fully repeal Obamacare, creates a new entitlement program for health insurance

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Feb 08, 2017

What’s Next for Obamacare?

As Obamacare’s repeal looms over Congress, people are looking for its replacement. Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce has outlined what it believes is the best option moving forward—a targeted approach…

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Dec 19, 2016

Secretary Burwell’s “Facts” on Obamacare

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell tried desperately last week to gin up fear over plans to repeal Obamacare. First, Burwell claimed that repealing the law would…

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Nov 30, 2016

Taxpayers, Take Note of Obamacare Bailout Price Tag

If you unplugged during Thanksgiving, you may have missed the news that insurers have asked for an additional $6 billion dollars through an Obamacare program known as Risk Corridors, a temporary, three…

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Nov 07, 2016

Obamacare Unaffordable for Those Receiving Subsidies

It’s no secret that premiums are soaring under Obamacare   (RELATED: click here to see how much average rates are skyrocketing in your state).   But while the administration tries to downplay this…

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Nov 02, 2016

Busting Obamacare’s “Mythbusters”

The federal bureaucrats in charge of implementing Obamacare used the occasion of Halloween to “put a few ghoulish tales” about the president’s landmark accomplishment “to rest.” Specifically, Health and Human Services…

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Nov 01, 2016

Obamacare’s Premium Hikes Also Cost Taxpayers

Today’s headlines are dominated by the 25 percent average increase in Obamacare premiums on the federal exchange, and rightly so. These increases are a kick in the shin to millions of…

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