Thomas Miller is a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). He studies health care policy and regulation. A former trial attorney, journalist, and sports broadcaster, Mr. Miller is the co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong For America (HarperCollins 2011) and heads AEI's "Beyond Repeal & Replace" health reform project. He has testified before Congress on issues including the uninsured, health care costs, Medicare prescription drug benefits, health insurance tax credits, genetic information, Social Security, and federal reinsurance of catastrophic events. While at the JEC, he organized a number of hearings that focused on reforms in private health care markets, such as information transparency and consumer-driven health care.
Member, National Advisory Council, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007-2009
Senior Health Economist, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, 2003-2006
Director, Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, 2000-2003
Program Director, Economic Policy Studies, 1993-2000; Senior Policy Analyst, 1986-92, Competitive Enterprise Institute
This book offers a timely assessment of how Medicaid works, its most problematic components, and how — or if — its current structure can be adequately reformed to provide quality care, at sustainable costs, for those in need.
The mandate was supposed to be the administration's magical elixir for the assorted shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate was never strong enough to force millions of Americans to buy insurance they did not want or could not afford.
Unfortunately, the initial Burr-Coburn-Hatch proposal primarily reveals the limits of most conservative health policy thinking and the bounds of conventional politics. It thus falls short of what is needed to reverse the downward drift of our overregulated, oversubsidized, and overpoliticized health care system.
US District Court Judge Paul Friedman upheld yesterday in Halbig, et al., v. Sebelius, et al an Internal Revenue Service rule that authorized the payment of premium assistance tax credits in federal-run health exchanges. The plaintiffs had argued that the statutory text of the Affordable Care Act only provided for such subsidies through exchanges “established by a state.”