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Col. "Bernie" Sanders Half-Baked Recipe for Health Plan

Bernie Sanders health care proposal is a half-baked fairytale of wishful thinking and Robin Hood dreams says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Prescription Prices Finally Drop Amid General Deflation

Despite an overall increase in medical prices in December, prices for prescription drugs actually decreased 0.3 percent...

Why Are There so Many More Floridians Than Texans Signing up for Obamacare?

Early retirees in Florida may be attracted by Obamacare's federal subsidies, which could explain the state's high enrollment numbers compared to its neighbors in the South...

Reciprocal Regulatory Approval to Reduce Drug Prices

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) recently introduced the RESULT Act, which would allow drugs and medical devices approved in certain other countries to be allowed in the U.S. as well...

Trouble Paying Medical Bills? Uninsured do Better Than Obamacare Insured!

Fewer Americans are having trouble paying medical bills...

Unaffordable Care Act: Obamacare Deadbeats Make a Bad Program Worse

Although intended to help sick enrollees afford coverage, Obamacare became a poorly-designed wealth redistribution scheme that is prone to fraud...

Democratic Debate: Clinton Attacks Sanders on Medicaid-for-All Despite Strong Democratic Support

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Senator Bernie Sanders claiming millions would lose their health care because Sanders backs a single-payer health care system...

Who Pays Obamacare's "Slacker Mandate"? Workers Without Kids!

The "slacker mandate" is the provision in Obamacare requiring employer-based health plans to offer benefits to adult dependents of their workers, up to age 26...

Administrative Fixes Will Not Rescue Obamacare's Broken Exchanges

The Obama Administration wants to improve so-called risk adjustment in Obamacare's exchanges...

Trouble Paying Medical Bills: 2015 vs. 2005

Despite a massive expansion of government spending on health care, the proportion of working-age Americans having trouble paying medical bills is unchanged over the past ten years...


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