Big health care is already too big

Some of the most heated policy debates in DC these days involve the use of big data to monitor people’s habits. This is usually attributed to powerhouses like Google and Meta. But throughout the economy, dominant firms are copying Big Tech’s business methods and causing similar, if not more widespread, damage through predatory practices. Indeed, … Read more

When it comes to health care, the filibuster means we get all-or-nothing medical care

During the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate, the formidable Parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonagh appeared. She declared that the provision penalizing pharmaceutical companies that raise their prices in the private market more than the level of inflation is wrong, as is the proposal to cap the price of insulin at $35 a … Read more

Hospital systems reverse restrictions on reproductive health

Last Friday, President Biden signed executive order entitled Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Services, authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to protect access to abortion drugs and services. A politician reported that under the order, the administration will also consider updating protections under the Emergency Medical Care and Labor Act that will better … Read more