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Williamson Herald: Commentary: Alexander has right answer to resolve surprise medical billing

From the Williamson Herald By Gregg Lawrence In the midst of the current health-care crisis there is a step that Congress should take to have an immediate positive impact and reassure patients seeking care that they will not be stuck with

Morning Consult Polling Presentation

Daily Beast: The Deep-Pocket Push to Preserve Surprise Medical Billing

As proposals to ban surprise medical bills move through Congress and state legislatures with rare bipartisan support, physician groups have emerged as the loudest opponents. Often led by doctors with the veneer of noble concern for patients, physician-staffing firms—third-party companies

The Hill: Private equity is a driving force behind devious surprise billing

Surprise medical bills are in the news almost daily. Last Thursday, the White House called for legislation to protect patients from getting surprise doctor bills when they are rushed to the emergency room and receive care from doctors not covered

Draft CBO Score Of Surprise Billing Options: Benchmark Rates Save Most

The Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the Senate’s options to curb surprise medical bills found the health committee’s proposal to set a benchmark payment rate would save the most money at $25 billion in health savings to the federal government

Senator Lamar Alexander: End Surprise Medical Billing

This is a market failure Congress can address. Last year, Todd, a Knoxville father, wrote to me after taking his son to an emergency room after a bicycle accident. His son was treated, Todd paid a $150 copay because the emergency room was

Morning Consult: Ending Surprise Billing Protects Patients and Honesty in Health Care

Most of us take great pains to ensure in advance that the doctors and hospitals we use are in network by our insurance plan. We assume that, when we go to an in-network hospital, that everyone who sees us, from

The Hill: House technology committee leaders ask to postpone 5G spectrum auction

The House technology committee on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to postpone a 5G spectrum auction scheduled for Thursday. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Science, Space and

National Review: To Win in 5G, We Must Break Government Monopolies

A response to FCC commissioner Brendan Carr. I read with great interest Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr’s March 5 column titled, “Nationalizing 5G Is Not the Way to Beat China.” Commissioner Carr is incredibly knowledgeable about 5G technology — and

Forbes: Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs On The Line From Trump Tariffs On European and Asian Cars

The Trump administration is expected to go ahead with 25% tariffs on imported automobiles from Europe and Japan as early as next week. The midterm elections are over, but the Trump administration is still making noise about taxing every automobile

Automotive News: Dealers fear tariffs will lower profits, force job cuts

A 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles could chill new-car sales, devastate dealership profits and trigger job losses at stores, dealers and their advocates say. That prospect has U.S. auto dealers nervously awaiting a Trump administration verdict that could jolt

Dallas News: Under Democrats’ Medicare for all idea 157M people would lose health insurance

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that Democrats were telling us that under Obamacare, “if you like your doctor and if you like your health plan you can keep it?” That was a nice sales pitch to voters, even though

The Hill: ‘Medicare for All’ is as scary as it gets

There is no mystery as to what House Democrats want to do with American medical care. Their intentions are clearly spelled out in House Resolution 676, also known as the “Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act.” Its sponsors promise

Washington Examiner: Seema Verma takes swipe at ‘Medicare for all’ by tying it to Obamacare’s problems

Seema Verma, one of President Trump’s top health chiefs, took a swipe Tuesday at Democratic proposals to move all people in the U.S. onto Medicare by highlighting the drawbacks people had experienced in Obamacare. “Their solution is literally to do

The Hill: Medicare for All is disastrous for American seniors and taxpayers

The captains of chaos in the Democratic Party continue making enormous strategic mistakes leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. For the sake of the America I know and love, I pray that it costs them at the ballot box.

The Williamson Herald: Guest column: Congress must oppose single payer health care

During the first U.S. Senate debate between Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen, I was encouraged to hear Marsha push back against single payer health care. Single payer, also known as “Medicare for All,” is the

Franklin Home Page: Letter to the Editor: Single payer healthcare has disastrous implications

To the Editor: During the U.S. Senate debate I was glad to see Congressman Marsha Blackburn speak out against single payer healthcare. Being in the healthcare industry professionally since 1980 and now as a health consultant focused on health care

The Daily Signal: Why Single-Payer Would Make Health Care Worse for Americans

Advocates of single-payer health care—like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his “Medicare for All” legislation—suggest Americans would enjoy a health care utopia if only the government took over. But claims of lower costs and better, more efficient care are widely

The Washington Times: The nightmare of ‘Berniecare’

Were student members of the American Medical Association smoking something when they flacked a universal health care model at the AMA’s meeting last June? The most celebrated version of that idea is Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal (aka

Miami Herald: Single-payer healthcare could be a death sentence for seniors

Imagine government bureaucrats in Washington deciding whether your life is worth saving or not. Such a nightmare that could very well become a reality should the Democrats get their way. When the government gets involved in healthcare, it always leads

Morning Consult: Voter Attitudes on Government Run Health Care

Voter Attitudes on Government Run Health Care is a Morning Consult poll that was conducted from July 05 – 09, 2018 among a national sample of registered voters …

NY Post: Why Medicare for All is a rotten deal for most

President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift Friday, endorsing Medicare for All — a single-payer health system for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination and many Dems vying for congressional seats this fall are backing

The Hill: Medicare-for-all: Too costly and for too little care

Last week, The Hill reported that the Congressional Budget Office is refusing to score a Medicare-for-All bill now before the House. That’s probably because the CBO doesn’t think it’s going to get a vote anytime soon — despite growing support

Bloomberg: Medicare-for-All Would Be Costly for Everyone

Enthusiasm for expanding the government health-insurance program for the elderly to cover all U.S. citizens is growing among Democratic political hopefuls. According to Dylan Scott at, “Nearly every single rumored 2020 candidate in the Senate has backed Senator Bernie

NY Post: The Numbers Still Show Medicare for All is Pure Fantasy

Last week, left-wing politicians, activists and columnists gleefully rejoiced that they had unlocked the easy path to single-payer health care in America: Just cut reimbursement payments to health providers by 40 percent and then raise taxes by $32 trillion over

AP News: AP FACT CHECK: Sanders spins savings in Medicare plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his “Medicare for all” plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care. In a recent tweet, the Vermont independent insists the plan will cut

Modern Healthcare: ‘Medicare for all’ proves to be tricky issue for Democrats

“Medicare for all,” the concept of expanding Medicare into a single payer for seniors and non-seniors alike, has divided the House Democratic caucus ahead of November’s midterm elections. Single-payer advocates continue to push the idea, but Democratic strategists hope the

Forbes: Single-Payer Progressives Lie Their Way To Victory

November’s midterm elections are just around the corner. This fall, Democratic congressional candidates are betting the farm — or shall we say the House — on government-run health care. The crop of Democrats eyeing the presidency in 2020, meanwhile, is

Politico: Why ‘Medicare for all’ is playing poorly in Democratic primaries

Most of the prominent Democrats eyeing 2020 presidential bids — including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — champion the idea of “Medicare for all,” suggesting it’s become almost a

Bloomberg: ‘Medicare for All’ Would Cost $32.6 Trillion Over 10 Years, Study Says

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest

WSJ: Share of U.S. Employees Offered Health Care Through Work Rises

For the first time in six years, the share of U.S. workers offered health insurance through their employer has risen, a sign a tighter labor market is prompting businesses to offer more generous benefits. In March, 69% of private-sector employees were

Vice: The Single-Payer Problem Liberals Don’t Want to Talk About

Last week, when Bernie Sanders unveiled his new plan for single-payer healthcare in America, one of the biggest sins he laid at the feet of the insurance industry was its wastefulness. Much of what we spend on healthcare in this country pads the

Forbes: What is Medicare for All?

A leading Democrat in the House of Representatives lost in the New York Democratic primary when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Costa upset Joe Crowley. She credited her victory to her policy recommendations, including a plan for “Medicare for All.” What is “Medicare

Fortune: Why Does the Left Want Universal Health Care? Britain’s Is on Its Deathbed

The U.K.’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, turns 70 this month. There’s not much to celebrate. The NHS is collapsing. Patients routinely face treatment delays, overcrowded hospitals, and doctor shortages. Even its most ardent defenders admit that the

Forbes: The Internet Of Things Wants To Know Where Its 5G Is

A major pledge of the Trump Administration was cutting red tape and boosting America’s infrastructure. Ten months in, there are lots of moving parts to the campaign to ease permitting and boost infrastructure projects. And you’ve got to be pretty