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Health Issues

Drug-Industry Rule Would Raise Medicare Costs

Drug companies want exemptions from the fast-track patent case system...

Reducing Medicaid Fraud via Lock-In Programs and Prohibiting Automatic Prescription Refills

States showed signs of potentially fraudulent or abusive prescription activities...

Subsidized Health Insurance Co-ops are Failing

Twenty-one of 23 ACA health insurance co-ops reported year-end losses...

Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment

Investment in health initiative targeting common childhood ailment reaps long-term economic dividends in low-income economies...

Hospitals: The Big Box Health Care Store You Should Avoid

Dealing with third parties allow hospitals to price gauge patients and overcharge on healthcare...

Calculating the Cost of "Free"

The typical Canadian family-of-four will pay $12,000 for "free" healthcare next year, according to newly released study from Fraser Institute...

Occupational Licensing and Health Spending

Reducing the state burden of occupational licensing could reduce spending on Medicare...

Another Health Insurance COOP Bites the Dust

Health insurance COOPs are routinely failing...

Electronic Health Records: Outcome-Oriented Metrics and Goals Needed to Gauge DOD's and VA's Progress in Achieving Interoperability

Longer-term plans are required to meet interoperability standards as the DOD and VA did not meet the October 1, 2014 deadline...

Electronic Health Records: A Physician's View

The federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized up to $27 billion of public funding to promote the benefits of electronic health records...


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