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Health Issues

Research and Development Is Moving Abroad

One of the little-known impacts of the Affordable Care Act is its threat to innovation...

Medicaid Is Bigger, Not Better

Obamacare's Medicaid expansion expanded an already troubled program...

New Poll Shows Americans Are Worried about Health Costs

According to a new Gallup poll, people see health care costs and low wages as the "most important financial problem" facing their families...

Improve Health Care Competition by Repealing State Laws

While the Affordable Care Act has introduced a host of new mandates on individuals, employers and insurers, there are a few things that states can do to improve the health care market within their borders...

Obama's Paid Sick Leave Policy Will Hurt Workers

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night called for seven days of paid sick leave for American workers...

Expanding Medicaid in Texas? Not a Good Idea

Texas is one of the many states that refused to expand its Medicaid program to cover adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level...

UK Shows Problem with Government-Rationed Care

Britain's National Health Service has announced that patients will no longer have access to six breast cancer drugs...

The Benefits of Concierge Medicine and Third-Party-Free Practices

Without insurance billing, doctors save 40 percent on average in administrative expenses...

Uninsured Rate Drops, but Medicaid Enrollment Climbs

The majority (60 percent) of the newly insured are actually on Medicaid...

Repealing the Medical Device Tax

The medical device tax imposes a 2.3 percent tax on revenue of medical device manufacturers and importers...


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