Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

Reps. Erik Paulsen (R.-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), both of whom sit on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a bill last month to extend the temporary ban on the medical device tax for five years. The tax places a 2.3 percent sales tax on gross receipts for medical devices like X-ray and MRI … Continue reading Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Most of the conversation surrounding the healthcare legislation currently under debate in the Senate focuses on how it will leave over 20 million people without insurance over the next decade. Less attention has been paid to what the bill will add -- namely, an inducement to invest more in health savings accounts, or HSAs. HSAs … Continue reading America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Even Trump Admits The AHCA Is Garbage

President Donald Trump has reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to … Continue reading Even Trump Admits The AHCA Is Garbage