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.

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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Oct 26, 2016

How High are ObamaCare Premiums in Your State?

Premiums for ObamaCare’s most popular health-insurance plans will jump 22 percent next year, according to a federal report released Monday. This is by far the largest annual increase since the…

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Oct 13, 2016

Obamacare Supporter Admits: Obamacare “No Longer Affordable”

Hardly a day goes by without more proof that Obamacare is falling apart and leaving Americans in the lurch. But its defenders have still insisted that it just needs time to work…

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Oct 05, 2016

Unlikely Critic Highlights Obamacare’s Failures

Obamacare continues to be wildly unpopular – including among many of its supposed supporters. Case in point: Former President Bill Clinton has some harsh words for the failing health-care law. “The craziest…

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Sep 27, 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield Realty Check

Download PDF Version Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has been circulating on Capitol Hill a memo purporting to set the record straight with “facts” about the Transitional Reinsurance Program. Unfortunately, BCBS doesn…

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Sep 16, 2016

Stop the Obamacare Bailouts

Read Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Nathan Nascimento’s memo opposing taxpayer-funded bailouts of insurance companies operating on the Obamacare exchanges. TO:           Interested Parties FROM:    Nathan Nascimento, Senior Policy Advisor, Freedom…

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Sep 15, 2016

Freedom Partners Launches Effort to Bust the Obamacare Bailouts

The group is urging Congress to resist pressure to pour billions more in taxpayer dollars into a pair off bailout programs designed to help mask Obamacare’s fundamental flaws.

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Sep 14, 2016

New Jersey’s CO-OP Failure is More Evidence That Obamacare Isn’t Working

An Obamacare CO-OP serving 35,000 customers in New Jersey has been forced to shut down, bringing the total number of health CO-OP failures so far to 17.

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Sep 01, 2016

ICYMI: Not an Option

A public option “wouldn’t restore competition – it would bury it,” writes Freedom Partners Senior Policy Adviser Nathan Nascimento.

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Aug 25, 2016

Obamacare is Unraveling

Arlington, VA – With Obamacare causing major insurers to either withdraw from the ACA’s exchanges or significantly raise rates, the administration yesterday tried to reassure Americans that the law is working as…

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