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Health Issues

Don't Be Misled by Obamacare Sign-Up Figures

While the White House is cheering 11.4 million health insurance sign-ups in the exchanges, "signing up" for Obamacare doesn't mean "enrolling" in Obamacare...

Get the Government out of Health Information Technology

At the end of 2014, the federal government's Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed a 10-year federal plan for Health Information Technology...

Government Health Spending Growth Outstrips Private Sector Growth

From 2000 to 2012, inflation-adjusted public spending on health care in the United Kingdom increased by 68 percent, while private spending increased by 26 percent during that period...

Obamacare's Costs are Climbing, Not Receding

The Congressional Budget Office says that despite Obamacare, 31 million Americans are still without health insurance...

Obamacare's Neglect of the Middle Class

Obamacare subsidies depend on age, income, and location, leaving many average Americans with no help in getting increasingly expensive coverage...

U.S. Ranks First in Intellectual Property Rights

The International IP Index, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), was released this week...

Certificate-of-Need Laws Mean Fewer Services for Patients

Thirty-five states have certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which limit the entry and expansion of new health care facilities...

Health Care Spending in the President's Budget

Over the next decade, Medicaid spending would increase 62 percent, totaling $567 billion in 2025...

A Better Idea for Paid Sick Leave

Mandatory paid sick leave -- it's a policy that President Obama endorsed during his State of the Union speech, but while such a policy might garner sympathy, it's full of unintended consequences that will ultimately hurt workers...

Canadian Patients Wait More than Four Months to See Specialists

Canadians wait 18.2 weeks for treatment after being referred to specialists from their general practitioners...


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