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Do Consumer-Directed Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?

A study found firms that offered consumer-directed health plans reduced healthcare spending...

The 50-Year Old Medicare Program is Showing Its Age

The Medicare program has undoubtedly grown well beyond what Congress imagined in 1965...

As Pharmacists Push For a Bigger Role in Healthcare, Doctors Flinch

Pharmacists are gaining more responsibility for better or for worse...

Regulating Genomic Research: Top-Down Or Bottom-Up?

New study gives Congress recommendations to bolster genomic sequencing usage...

Observations on 18 Undercover Tests of Enrollment Controls for Health-Care Coverage and Consumer Subsidies Provided under the Act

In a GAO undercover test, the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace approved 11 of 12 fictitious applicants...

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification of Providers and Suppliers

Medicare is a high-risk program for improper payments, according to the GAO's testimony to Congress...

Government Watchdog: Billions in Funding for Obamacare’s Exchanges Not Tracked Well, Many Functions Remain Incomplete

Many of the state-run exchanges funded under the Affordable Care Act still aren't working properly...

Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need

Medical experts are now warning that frequent ultra-sound scans in low-risk pregnancies aren't medically justified...

Does Health Insurance Encourage or Crowd Out Beneficial Nonmedical Care?

Health insurance with drug coverage reduces the probability of exercising in diabetics...

Will Competition Arise for Multi-State Health Plans?

Recent regulations are unlikely to make the Multi-State Plan program a platform for more robust health care competition...


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