Retirees in the Crosshairs: ACI’s Daily Caller Piece

Thinking of retiring in a few years? Beware of what is likely to come. Government has created a massive, new and costly benefit called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the same time, government has been burnishing existing programs to rapidly convert people into beneficiaries. Taxpayers will soon be hijacked to pay the unprecedented costs, […]

Savings from a Trillion in Health Costs

Some of the government decisions that push Americans toward the brink of sanity are in healthcare policies that can and should be reversed.  With forethought and some political courage, better health policies can be adopted that allow consumers to make better arrangements and save substantially.  The following opportunities call for smarter government policies – they […]

Great Medical Advances and Fearsome Costs

In November 2013, the FDA ordered a medical testing upstart named 23andMe to halt selling its $99 genetic testing service to consumers until it could prove the tests were reliable.  By February 2015, 23andMe was vindicated and able to sell at least some testing.  The FDA announced that it will allow patients to get partial […]

ACA versus Miracle Healthcare Treatments

If doctors and patients take advantage of the steady stream of miracle treatments that restore function or save lives, the tab will be hideous.  Can Medicare, Medicaid and The Affordable Care Act (ACA) accommodate these costly treatments, or will government decide on some “sacrifices” to be made? Some organ transplants such as; heart ($658,000), lung, […]

The Big World of Government Subsidies — Where’s My Ride Voucher?

If you were working hard and caring for your family you might have missed some federal subsidies that parallel consumers’ spending.  The Consumer Expenditure Survey for 2011, shows an average household spent $64,000 and the top seven categories account for 87% of it.  Except for vehicle-related and entertainment, the federal government already offers subsidies in […]