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What Happens When Consumers Shop for Health Care?

Price transparency is hardly a novel concept. In health care, however, price transparency is quite uncommon...

Half of America's Doctors Give Obamacare a Grade of D or F

The Physicians Foundation recently asked 20,000 American doctors to grade Obamacare. The results were not good for the president's signature law…

Will Your Premiums Go Up This Year?

Because subsidies, and therefore premium costs, are tied to income, an increase in pay could send your monthly premiums rising...

How Do Health Savings Accounts Work under Obamacare?

Health Savings Accounts are considered a "consumer-driven" health care reform, meaning that they put the consumer in charge of his own health care spending...

CON Laws Limit Patients' Access to Life-Saving Exams

States should be itching to get state-of-the-art medical devices into their hospitals, but 36 states have laws on the books that keep new and improved equipment, as well as new hospitals, out...

Is Requiring Hospitals to Provide Emergency Room Care Unconstitutional?

Since 1986, American hospitals have been subject to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), requiring hospitals which contract with Medicare and which have emergency rooms (ERs) to treat and stabilize all patients who present themselves to the ER, regardless of that person's ability to pay...

Poll: Many Insured Struggle with Medical Bills

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury...

What Will Opting Out of the Individual Mandate Look Like?

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 23 million uninsured likely qualify for exemptions...

Part-Time Employees May Be Better Off under Obamacare than Full-Time Workers

Three ACA provisions will change the nature of the typical workweek...

How Would Selling Insurance across State Lines Work?

For years, a number of health policy reformers have encouraged lawmakers to allow health insurance to be sold across state lines...


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