Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Wisconsin Employers and Workers Suffer under Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) raises the price of health insurance, affecting the labor market as employers attempt to deal with the rising costs of health benefits...

Revolutionizing Health Care with Technology

The health care sector is marked by inefficiency, but the technology industry could soon change that...

Which Medicare Drug Plans to Be Less Costly in 2015?

Medicare Advantage plans will drop 3% amid continued government reimbursement cutbacks, according to a study by Avalere Health...

The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic

As of Aug. 29, about 600 cases of measles have occurred in the U.S. in 2014: the largest outbreak in 20 years -- in a country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared measles-free in 2000...

Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

Eliminating unnecessary procedures cuts hospital costs...

Feds Lack the Data to Determine How Well Key Obamacare Provisions Are Working

The accounting system used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which manages Obamacare, doesn't track "expenditure totals for CCIIO-related polling, focus groups, or advertising and other public relations activities," GAO said in a recent report...

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded...

Young Physicians OK with Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle

More than half of doctors age 46 or older give the Affordable Care Act a "D" or "F."...

Government Watchdog: HealthCare.gov Full of Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office is set to address Congress this week to discuss the federal health insurance website and cybersecurity...

Do Nine Million Children Really Need CHIP?

There are only 2.7 million American children within the eligible CHIP population of 9.1 million who actually need funding through CHIP...


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