Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Uninsured Rate Drops, but Medicaid Enrollment Climbs

The majority (60 percent) of the newly insured are actually on Medicaid...

Repealing the Medical Device Tax

The medical device tax imposes a 2.3 percent tax on revenue of medical device manufacturers and importers...

Litigation Update: the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is now law, but controversy over the bill is far from over...

FDA Testing Needs Reform

It now costs from $500 million to a whopping $2 billion to get a drug to market...

Health Care Costs Rising? Get a Health Savings Account

A decade ago, out-of-pocket health care costs were 5.3 percent of median income. Today, they are 9.6 percent of income...

Why Does the ACA Definition of Full-Time Work Matter?

Congressional Republicans are looking at changing the Affordable Care Act's definition of full-time work...

Welfare Reform Must Include Medicaid

Federal spending on the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program was $274 billion in 2013...

Expanding Medicaid in Texas Would Hurt Patients

Medicaid provides enrollees with worse access to care than private health coverage -- one-third of physicians do not accept new Medicaid patients...

2015 Obamacare Enrollees Receiving Higher Subsidies

More 2015 enrollees are receiving government subsidies than did their 2014 counterparts...

No Health Benefit from Cigarette Tax Hikes

Current smokers -- already willing to shell out a significant sum for cigarettes -- are unlikely to be deterred by further tobacco taxes...


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