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The "Unaffordable" Care Act Turns Six

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it's hardly anything to celebrate...

CBO: Obamacare's Uninsured Up 5 Million, Medicaid Dependents Up 16 Million Since Initial Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has significantly reduced estimates of Obamacare's benefits, relative to CBO's estimates published in 2010, when the law was signed...

A "Free Health Clinic" for Montana State Employees

Montana's 11,000 state workers, retirees and their dependents now have a "free" employee health clinic. The state believes it can reduce costs because the facility doesn't have a "markup"...

Taxpayer Subsidized Coverage Rising

According to a new report by the Congressional Budget office, health coverage paid for by U.S. taxpayers is expect to rise over the next 10 years...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Spending Significantly Up

There is no health spending slowdown, according to NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid...

Ever Increasing Tax Hikes Won't Save Medicaid

After more than a year, California's politicians and health insurers have finally agreed to and passed a tax hike to finance California's Medicaid program...

Americans Think Their Health Care Is Fine, but American Health Care Is Not

Almost half the people who believe their own state's health care is excellent deny that it is excellent elsewhere in the country...

Strange Bedfellows Defending Obamacare

All the GOP candidates for president want to repeal Obamacare. However, a new report argues doing so will increase the deficit by repealing the taxes and cuts to the Medicare program that are part of the Affordable Care Act...

One Quarter of Obamacare Enrollees Dropped Out in 2015

Obamacare enrollment in 2015 dropped from 11.7 million to 8.8 million. Then 12.7 million enrolled in 2016. What explains this roller coaster ride?...


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