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Health Issues

Some Generic Drug Costs Are Rising: Why?

From 1999 to 2010, generic drug use saved the American health system over $1 trillion; in 2010, it saved Americans $157 billion...

Administration Adds Dental Plans to Its Obamacare Numbers

How many people signed up for Obamacare? While the administration in September said that 7.3 million had gotten insurance coverage through the exchanges, that figure included people who had signed up for dental insurance...

A Simple Way States Can Cut Their Medicaid Rolls

Just by reevaluating who was on their state's welfare rolls, Illinois and Pennsylvania were able to remove hundreds of thousands of people from their Medicaid programs...

Repeal the Medicine Cabinet Tax on OTC Drugs

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it included what was essentially a tax on OTC drugs, because it made OTC medicines ineligible for reimbursement through health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs)...

How Obamacare Is Ruining Access to Doctors

Government policy is reducing the attractiveness of becoming a doctor and limiting patients' ability to access specialists and seek care at the nation's best hospitals...

Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's population is aging quickly -- while the amount of 85-year-olds in the United States will grow by 2 percent annually over the next few years, it will grow by more than 3 percent annually in Wisconsin...

Cadillac Tax Will Hurt Employees

Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" will soon hit American consumers -- even those who do not have high-value health coverage...

Medicaid Funding System Encourages More Spending

In 2013, there were 73 million Americans dependent on Medicaid. By 2024, that number is expected to reach 93 million...

Debunking Myths Surrounding King v. Burwell

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear the case of King v. Burwell, in which plaintiffs have challenged the IRS's decision to grant subsidies to enrollees in federally-run exchanges...

The ACA's Broken Promises

Have insurance premiums fallen by up to $2,500 for the typical family, as the president promised would happen under Obamacare? Nope. In reality, family premiums for employer-offered plans have increased by an average of nearly $3,500 since 2009...


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