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Health Issues

Understanding Slow Growth in Employer Benefit Costs

Total health care premiums grew 21.6 percent over six years, 2011 through 2016. However, the employee’s share of premiums grew by 30.1 percent, versus just 19.2 percent for the employer...

Pharmaceutical Prices Finally Tame in November

November's Producer Price Index (PPI) finally saw a slowdown in pharmaceutical price increases...

Are Hospitals Finally Being Forced to Compete in the Bronze Age?

Medicine in the “Bronze Age” is forcing hospitals to adapt an economy where many of customers are price sensitive because they have high-deductible Bronze plans...

That Free Wellness Visit Can Cost You a Fortune!

Preventive care is supposed to be free under Obamacare, but that is not always the case, writes Devon Herrick...

Why are U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Higher Than In Other Countries?

Many believe that price controls explain why prices for drugs are lower in other countries...

Explaining the Fall (And Possible Rebirth) of Doctors' House Calls

House calls made up 40 percent of U.S. doctors' visits in the 1940s, before going into decline in the 1960s. These days, they comprise less than one percent of consultations...

An Affordable Health Care System Would Look Nothing Like Obamacare

Reforming our dysfunctional health care system requires more than high deductibles plans and HSAs...

Hospitals Dominate Health Jobs in November

Hospital jobs, which increased 13,000, comprised over half the growth in health jobs in November, writes John R. Graham.

Healthy People Needed to Prop Up Obamacare Ponzi Scheme

The Affordable Care Act contains no cost control, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Connected Care Cuts Costs; But Can It Overcome Inertia?

"Connected care" technologies cut costs. Yet, uptake so far has been limited.


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