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 10, 2018

Trump Administration Rule Gives States More Flexibility Over Insurance Standards

As Americans continue to face skyrocketing increases to insurance premiums under Obamacare, the Trump Administration has been working to implement policy changes to drive down costs. Yesterday, the administration announced a new…

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Mar 15, 2018

Obamacare Bailouts Aid Insurers, Not Consumers

Over the past several weeks and months, there has been resounding opposition to using taxpayer dollars to prop up health insurance companies, and for good reason. Current proposals would send hundreds of…

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Mar 01, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Obamacare Bailouts Won’t Lower Health Care Costs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento responded today to reports of Congressional proposals to use deceptive budget gimmicks to hide the true cost of billions of taxpayer dollars that…

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May 22, 2017

Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity Outline Health Care Reform Priorities in New Letter to Senate

Arlington, VA — In a new letter released today, Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity urged the members of the Senate’s working group on Obamacare to repeal the law and pass additional…

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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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