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Daily Policy Digest

Producer Price Index: Health Insurance Jumps as Deflation Returns

Deflation returned to the Producer Price Index (PPI) last month. The main exception -- again -- was pharmaceutical preparations, for which prices increased 1.2 percent...

Donald Trump on Drugs

Donald Trump asserts Medicare does not "bid out" prescription drug. As with all thing related to "Trumpcare," this statement requires some effort to decipher...

Health Services Revenue Grew 5.5 Percent in 2015

Health services businesses showed healthy revenue growth last year...

Oregon & EPA Launch Aggressive Moves Against Coal

Oregon announced that it plans to officially wean itself off coal consumption...

Retail Clinics Raise Medical Spending?

A new study in Health Affairs found that retail clinics raise rather than lower medical spending for insurers...

Should Walmart Imitate Costco?

"Living wage" advocates accuses Walmart of being stingy on employee pay, and point to Costco as a model to follow...

Trump's Health Proposal is Still an Enigma; Needs to Work

Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently released his health policy proposal, which includes many Republican ideas...

A $2500 Low-Income Targeted ESA is School Choice on Steroids?

Means-tested escape hatches are not "school choice on steroids"...

Health Jobs Still Growing Faster Than Other Jobs

Friday's jobs report was greeted as good news, with nonfarm payroll increasing by 242,000 jobs in February. Health services jobs accounted for 38,000 (16 percent) of the growth...

Where is Our Strategy?

It is difficult to understand the logic behind the president's recent national security decisions...


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