Comprising approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy, health care reform continues to represent a fundamental dilemma facing our country. Despite the implementation of “Obamacare” insurance rates continue to rise, innovation continues to suffer from overburdening regulation schemes, and health outcomes continue to stagnate.
Conservatives and free market-minded policymakers must move from positions of opposition (shouting what we are against) to positions of advocacy (educating on market-based policies we support). Florida can be, in many respects, a cornerstone of this movement. As Florida’s population continues to grow, our percentage of elderly residents will also expand (greater consumers of health care than other populations). Other states will look to Florida – as a success or a failure – in how we address the challenges of increasing access to care, serving our unique population demographics, and expanding competition.
There’s a saying that I find myself repeating often when it comes to policy discussions, "it may be easy, but it ain’t simple." This could not be truer than the ongoing tragedy that healthcare and health insurance have become under Obamacare. Passed almost 10 years ago, Obamacare has literally [...]
... James Madison Institute lauds ‘Right to Try’ legislation The Trump administration drew support this week from a free-market think tank nestled in the capital for signing legislation making experimental medicines and treatment options available to terminally ill patients. “On this historic occasion, we would like to thank President [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds President Trump on Signing Groundbreaking Right to Try Legislation Statement by The James Madison Institute President and CEO, Dr. J. Robert McClure Tallahassee- Today, President Donald Trump signed The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and [...]