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Health Issues

No, Obamacare Has Not Fixed Healthcare Inflation

Giving Obamacare credit for the recent lull in health prices is quite a stretch...

Health Insurance Co-ops Lose Taxpayer Money While Trying to Gain Market Share

The spectacular failure of CoOportunity Health was a wakeup call to other health insurance cooperatives, state insurance regulators, HHS and taxpayers...

The United States Could Learn from Britain's Cash Market for Medical Care

Medicare outlaws price negotiation, short-circuiting the pricing mechanism that transmits vital information about what customers want and what suppliers can provide...

The Veterans Independence Act: A Feasible Veterans' Health Care Reform

The Veterans Independence Act seeks to address the same basic problems lawmakers faced when they tried to reform the VA in prior years...

Congress Should Leave the Health Care Exchange Business

Instead of forcing people to buy health insurance through a government exchange, Americans should be able to buy health insurance however they want...

Health Care Spending Plateaus as Brand-Name Drug Prices Rise

Many blockbuster drugs lost their patents by 2012 and many people looked forward to a future when we could all get a month's-long supply of generic drugs for $4. It did not quite work out that way...

Obamacare Places New Regulations on Vending Machines

Congress could save millions of dollars each year by paying closer attention to consumer decision-making habits...

Smart Phone Based Medical Devices Making Big Impacts

Institutions, analysts and MDs envision the opportunity to reduce the colossal inefficiency of current medical practice by exploiting the Internet of Things...

King v. Burwell Ruling Would Affect Nearly 7.5 Million Consumers

The implications of the ruling concerning the individual mandate will have a larger impact on younger enrollees, who are less likely to be exempt from the mandate due to age rating differences...

Doctors Not Cashing In on Meaningful Use Incentives

Federal penalties have been levied against 257,000 physicians, 280 providers and 200 hospitals for not using EHRs "meaningfully."...


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