Daily Policy Digest
|Connected Care Cuts Costs; But Can It Overcome Inertia?
"Connected care" technologies cut costs. Yet, uptake so far has been limited.
|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...