Health Care

Health Care

Consumers for Health Care Choices, a project of The Heartland Institute, seeks to preserve individual freedom, improve the quality of health care, and improve the efficiency of America’s health care system. The best way to do this is by empowering individuals by giving them more control over the dollars spent on their behalf. We believe Obamacare moves the nation in just the opposite direction, and therefore ought to be repealed and replaced.

Elements of free-market based reform in health care include expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), replacing the tax deduction for employer-provided health insurance with a refundable tax credit, removing regulations that discourage competition and choice in insurance and among health care providers, and reduce the costs associated with litigation. We work with doctors, insurers, privacy advocates, health care entrepreneurs, and consumers to help make this happen.

Saving Medicare Part D

Part D is now under attack, but deserves defending: It serves citizens well, and government shouldn’t be allowed to ruin it. Get more information at Heartland's Save Medicare Part D website. Watch this video of Heartland’s Benjamin Domenech and Congressman Peter Roskam discussing why saving Medicare Part D is so important.


  • Saving Medicare Part D

    The Medicare prescription drug benefit, known as Medicare Part D, has been a model of bipartisan compromise on entitlements since it was passed in 2003 and signed into law by George W. Bush. Medicare Part D deserves defending because it serves citizens well. Government shouldn’t be allowed to ruin it.
  • Medicaid Reform

    The need to reform the broken Medicaid system has never been greater. Medicaid fails to serve people who need care the most and burdens states with unsustainable costs as more people are added to the system. The only way Medicaid can be saved from collapse is through responsible national reform. For more information, visit
  • Obamacare

    Obamacare is a disaster. Rather than liberate the American health care system from bureaucracy and waste, it blankets it with more of both, suffocating innovation and destroying freedom. The result is a system that is inconsistent with the freedom, prosperity, high living standards, and traditions of the American people.