Health Care Reform that Works for All

Single-payer schemes and proposals to incrementally give government more control and power over health care spending and decisions would harm access and erode quality. Policy initiatives that promote competition, and encourage investment in new drugs, treatments and innovative solutions for delivering health care are the type of reforms that will make the system more responsive to America’s health care consumers.

February 22nd, 2019 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Karen Kerrigan- The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new study, which reported that various regulatory reform initiatives being pursued and implemented by the Trump Administration will save Americans $450 billion over the next ten years.  While there are more regulatory changes to come (like reforms to health reimbursement accounts, for […]

February 2nd, 2019 by

Brian Blase, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, The White House January 30, 2019 Small Business Policy Expo 2019 Reforms and Actions to Improve Health Coverage Affordability and Choice for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses   As prepared: Thank you for inviting me to participate today. Let me start by giving […]

January 26th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating – A surefire way to finish off innovation in health care would be to adopt a single-payer “Medicare for All” system.  Even incremental expansion of government’s role – the latest is “Medicare for More” – would fuel the perverse incentives that undermine innovation. Enhancing consumer control over health care spending is the ultimate […]

January 21st, 2019 by

In the Washington Examiner – It’s true! Under leading single-payer “Medicare for All” proposals, all Americans would receive their health coverage through the government. As SBE Council has pointed out in our Fact Checks and blog posts about these proposals, private coverage would be eliminated. The only type of plans that would be allowed in […]

January 18th, 2019 by

U.S. Senate Bill S. 172 Addresses High Health Coverage Costs, A Top Concern for Small Biz in 2019 NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate on January 17, 2019 that would help resolve a key pain point for small businesses and the self-employed. This important piece of legislation […]

January 11th, 2019 by

NEWS Senators Barrasso, Gardner and Sinema introduce S. 80 to Repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT)  For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – An important bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate on January 10, 2019 that addresses a key pain point for small businesses and the self-employed – high health insurance costs.  Senator John […]

January 3rd, 2019 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Think tanks on the right and left have reached the same conclusion: A “Medicare for All” government-run health care program is shockingly expensive. The Urban Institute calculated that the plan championed by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will cost taxpayers $32 trillion over 10 years, and the George Mason Mercatus Center pegged the […]

December 31st, 2018 by

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Via Electronic Submission: Re: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule – Medicare Programs: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs (CMS – 5528-ANPRM)   Dear Sir/Madam: The Small Business & […]

December 17th, 2018 by

News For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – In response to U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “Obamacare continues to unravel competition and access to health insurance and health care, and now its […]

December 5th, 2018 by

New HHS Reports Identifies Costs Drivers, and Reforms by Raymond J. Keating- When an undertaking in our economy or society isn’t working as expected or faces challenges, the answer too often from politicians is to have government do something about it. That usually means government throwing tax dollars at and/or imposing regulations on the real […]

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