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State of the Union Post Mortem: Obamacare Not as Rosy as He Claimed in His Speech

NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick examines the impact of Obamacare on the unemployed, students and entrepreneurs...

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...

Health Insurers Collapsing Obamacare Consensus

The health insurance industry is undergoing a crisis of consensus on how to respond to the failure of Obamacare, writes John R. Graham...

The "Unaffordable Care Act" Causing High Medical Bills for Insured People

A recent survey found 20 percent of families with insurance still struggle to pay medical bills...

Know Your Plan: HSA vs. FSA

NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick outlines the importance of knowing your health plan and ways to keep from leaving money on the table at the start of the New Year...

The Doctor Will See You Now?

There is extensive evidence that telemedicine offers quality care on par with routine in-person visits, is well-received by patients and providers, and delivers considerable cost-savings...

Don't Get Caught in the FSA Use-It-Or-Lose It Rush

Most employers place a December 31st deadline on spending funds in Flexible Spending Accounts, explains NCPA senior fellow Devon Herrick...

Unpopular Individual Mandate Fails To Make People Buy Obamacare Coverage

The New York Times reports that a number of relatively high-income earners are choosing to remain uninsured, or even drop Obamacare coverage, and pay the fine instead...

Patients are Becoming Price Sensitive but only Because Obamacare Destroyed Their Insurance

Paying for medical bills out of pocket is a problem because health care providers do not use prices to compete for the patronage of price-sensitive shoppers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

To Control Drug Prices, Pursue Fraud, Not Manufacturers

There is a better way to control escalating drug costs that by trying to control drug prices...


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