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Health Issues

Drug Competition Means Big Savings

Price competition that drove generic drug prices down 80 to 90 percent could do the same for "biosimilar" drugs, a substitute for prohibitively expensive biologics...

Justice Roberts Saves Flawed Obamacare

John Roberts' voting record has more in common with the liberal members of the Supreme Court than with the conservative wing...

How Congress, and the President, Can Win After King v. Burwell

A congressional response to King v. Burwell will be successful if President Obama signs a bill making at least one permanent change to the law that removes at least one of Obamacare's harmful effects...

Shrink Obamacare's Costs by Removing Rule Driving up Young People's Premiums

Obamacare disguises true premiums by offering health insurers tax credits to reduce the net premium people pay, thus fooling many into thinking premiums have gone down...

Repealing Obamacare Would Lower Federal Deficits

Repealing Obamacare would both bolster the economy while also reducing the deficit...

FDA Regulations Effect Drug Supply

There were 265 drugs in short supply as of this year — down from a high of 456 in 2012, but still 74 percent above the total in 2010...

$11 Billion to Ban Trans Fat

Banning "trans fats" could cost $11 billion, according to the Food and Drug Administration...

Lament for Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate

President Obama has signed a law that will increase federal control of medicine and add $141 billion in deficits through 2025...

King v. Burwell: How Important is Obamacare's Individual Mandate?

Victory for King would make Obamacare policies in most of the country "unaffordable" and thereby relieve 11.1 million people of the individual mandate...

Millions of People Still Unable to Afford Health Care

While the Affordable Care Act has succeeded in slicing down the uninsured rate to historic lows, many Americans still cannot afford health coverage and are delaying medical treatment...


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