HealthCare

Employment Impact of Proposed Mandatory Part D Drug Rebates

| Economy & HealthCare | Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The President and some members of Congress have proposed requiring that prescription drug manufacturers pay rebates to the federal government for drugs dispensed to Medicaid/Medicare dual-eligible beneficiaries and other low-income seniors through the Medicare Part D program. (The required rebates would be in addition to the manufacturer-paid rebates already in the Part D program due to the market-based negotiations between manufacturers and Part D plans). 

Cost Shifting Debt Reduction to America’s Seniors

| HealthCare | Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The United States faces a daunting budgetary outlook.  To avert an impending debt crisis, policymakers must tackle the unsustainble growth in entitlments in general, and Medicare spending in particular.

American Action Network Responds to the Obama Administration's Finalized 2015 Medicare Advantage Rates

| HealthCare | Emily Davis

Washington – American Action Network (@AAN) President Brian O. Walsh today issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s finalized Medicare Advantage rates for 2015. While the Obama Administration claims a slight rate increase of 0.4 percent, private sector analysis shows that the final rates cut Medicare Advantage about 3 percent – down from the nearly 6 percent rate cut proposed in February.

Real Clear Policy Op-Ed: Stop Cuts to Medicare Advantage

| HealthCare | Norm Coleman

By Norm Coleman

Real Clear Policy Opinion Page

April 7, 2014

The president is celebrating the recent announcement that 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare. Who those people are, how many were actually uninsured previously, and how many enrolled because they'd had good policies canceled -- and now have higher costs and less extensive doctor networks on the exchanges -- are among the remaining unanswered questions.

American Action Network Launches $1 Million Medicare Advantage Campaign

| HealthCare | Dan Conston

TV, Digital & Mail Urge 9 Senators & Congressmen To Fight “Deep Rate Cuts” to Seniors’ Health Care

AAN Releases National Seniors Healthcare Survey

| HealthCare | Dan Conston

With the Obama Administration recently cutting Medicare Advantage rates, American Action Network polled seniors nationally to gain an understanding of their viewpoints on the healthcare law and the recent cuts. The poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group last week.

Among the key findings:

AAN Releases Virginia Obamacare/MedicareAdvantage Poll

| HealthCare | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON - American Action Network (@AAN) today released a statewide poll of Virginians’ views on Obamacare and Medicare Advantage. You can see the key findings summarized in the memo below, followed by the statewide polling results conducted by Harper Polling.

AAN Releases “Spirit of Health Care Future” Ads Against Peterson, Shea-Porter

| HealthCare | Emily Davis

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) has launched an online video ad campaign targeting Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-07) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) with their own Spirit of Health Care Future this Christmas. Click here to watch the Peterson ad and click here to watch the Shea-Porter ad.

Notes From Norm: Medicare Part D

| HealthCare | Norm Coleman

On November 25th 2003 I joined with 53 other members of the United States Senate – 42 Republicans and 11 Democrats – to pass the “Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003”.

Medicare Part D, one of the major provisions of the act, provides affordable outpatient prescription drug coverage for seniors and persons with disabilities.

This Sunday was the 10 year anniversary of this historic and successful health care legislation.

American Action Network Launches Cyber Monday Online Advertising Campaign

| HealthCare | Emily Davis

Display Ads Warn Shoppers in Six Districts On Congressional Liberals’ Obamacare Sell-and-Run

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network is launching an online advertising campaign targeting Cyber Monday shoppers in six congressional districts. The holiday-themed candidate advocacy display ads will educate shoppers on congressional liberals’ support for Obamacare, despite their attempts to distance themselves from the disastrous health care law.