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One in Five Physicians Say No to New Medicare Patients

21 percent of doctors are not taking new Medicare patients and 14 percent are not taking new privately insured patients, says John R. Graham...

Big Jump in Public Health Facilities Construction in October

Construction of public health facilities increased 4.3 percent in just one month, according to John R. Graham...

Health Services Accounts for 30 Percent of all Services Growth

Health services spending grew 5.4 percent over the last four quarters...

Broad Coalition Calls for Congress Not To Hand Health Insurers' Losses To Taxpayers

Two years ago, NCPA identified Obamacare's "risk corridors" as a vehicle through which the Administration would expose taxpayers to unlimited liability for insurers' losses in Obamacare...

Prostate Cancer Screening: Can the Government Get It Right?

Doctors who order too many PSA tests will have their Medicare payments cut...

Denver VA versus Dallas' Parkland

How much hospital can be built with $1.5 billion? That depends on who's controlling the money...

Obamacare's "Slacker Mandate" Has Costs

The "slacker mandate" requires employer-based health plans to cover "children" on their parents' plans until they are 26. It took effect in 2010, with the result that young adults are sleeping and socializing more, and working less...

Hospital Ownership of Physicians Drives Up Costs

New research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that hospital ownership of medical practices drives up costs...

Here is an Example of Why Obamacare is a Job-Killer

Under Obamacare, it would be foolhardy for any firm employing low-wage/low-productivity workers to expand beyond 49 employees...

Large Insurer May Exit Exchange: The Exchange System is Collapsing Under its Own Weight

Insurers selling exchange plans are suffering adverse selection due to the perverse regulations which make health coverage a bad deal for all but the sickest enrollees...


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