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Health Issues

Using Life Expectancy to Measure Inequality

There are better ways to assess equality across the world: life expectancy and the distribution of education...

CBO Report Shows Impact of Obamacare

Between 2014 and 2024, health care spending among government health care programs will rise significantly...

Obama Administration Changes Religious Accommodation

The Obama administration has proposed a new change to the Affordable Care Act's religious accommodation for religiously affiliated employers...

Medical Device Tax Not Producing Projected Revenue

One of the many new taxes in the Affordable Care Act is the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales...

What is the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program was started to provide supplementary income to hospitals that provided care to low-income Americans...

Another Bogus Attack on Wisconsin Medicaid

Opponents continue to heap criticism on the state of Wisconsin for its refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...

How Medical Benefits Used to Work

Historically, medical care in communities in Britain was provided by mutual aid organizations, who cooperated to provide benefits for their members...

Risky Business: Will Taxpayers Bail Out Health Insurers?

The Affordable Care Act established three mechanisms to handle insurers' risks: risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors...

FDA Onion Regulation Has No Safety Benefits

A new FDA proposal will impose heavy costs on onion farmers...

Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years

With federal approval, a waiver allows states to tweak the Medicaid program in order to fit the needs of their residents...


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