Health

Litigation Update: the Affordable Care Act

In the five years since Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, the validity of the law has been litigated in federal courts…

Include Medicaid with Other Safety-net Program Reforms

In 2014, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan introduced a proposal to consolidate federal antipoverty programs called Expanding Opportunity in America. Ryan’s plan focuses on the Earned Income Tax Credit (E…

Medicaid Expansion: Texas Should Chart Its Own Course

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) required each state to expand Medicaid eligibility to individuals and families with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level or…

Patient, Heal Thyself: Why Congress Should Repeal the Medicine Cabinet Tax on Over-the-Counter Drugs

Americans spend nearly $3 trillion annually on medical care. Nearly one-third of health care spending is on hospital care, and an additional one-fifth of health care dollars are spent on physician car…

Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

Over the next few years, the population of 85-year-olds in Wisconsin will grow more than 3 percent a year, faster than the U.S. average of around 2 percent. This means an increasing need for long-term…

Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Prescription Drug Fraud

Patients benefit enormously from safe and effective drug therapies. However, many of the drugs Americans take are not safe when they are taken recreationally, consumed in quantities larger than prescr…

The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology

Today, more than 800 million people are malnourished, meaning they do not get the minimum energy requirements set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of 1,690 calories per da…

Medicaid Expansion: Wisconsin Got It Right

A well-known provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) required states to expand Medicaid eligibility to individuals with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty…