Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Calculating the Cost of "Free"

The typical Canadian family-of-four will pay $12,000 for "free" healthcare next year, according to newly released study from Fraser Institute...

Occupational Licensing and Health Spending

Reducing the state burden of occupational licensing could reduce spending on Medicare...

Another Health Insurance COOP Bites the Dust

Health insurance COOPs are routinely failing...

Electronic Health Records: Outcome-Oriented Metrics and Goals Needed to Gauge DOD's and VA's Progress in Achieving Interoperability

Longer-term plans are required to meet interoperability standards as the DOD and VA did not meet the October 1, 2014 deadline...

Electronic Health Records: A Physician's View

The federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized up to $27 billion of public funding to promote the benefits of electronic health records...

Republican Presidential Candidates Roll on Health Reform

Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently released proposals for health care reform...

Only 20 to 40 Cents of Each Medicaid Dollar Benefits Recipients

Only a small fraction of Medicaid funds goes directly to health care...

Elementary, My Dear Watson: IBM Enters Medical Image Storage

Congress retains the capacity to respond to the promise of health care innovation with responsible reform...

Startups Vie to Build an Uber for Health Care

Startups are putting a high-tech spin on old-fashioned house calls -- or "in-person visits"-- providing nonemergency medical care...

Insights From The 2015 Survey Of U.S. Health Care Consumers

One in three enrollees with health exchange coverage for the entire year had trouble paying their out-of-pocket (OOP) health care expenses...


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