Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Beyond the Obamacare Website Fiasco

Comparisons of health care exchange premiums with those found prior to October 1 show that premiums are higher now in at least 45 states, says Michael Tanner with Cato Institute...

Patients, Firms Shop for Better Health Care Deals

Insurers, employers and individuals are shopping around for health care as they try to tame rising health care costs...

Docs Resisting ObamaCare

New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals...

Obamacare: 'Adverse Selection' Followed by a 'Death Spiral'

Younger people, who tend to have very low anticipated medical costs, are supposed to help pay for the medical costs of older or sicker enrollees. Without them, so-called risk pools might become too risky, forcing insurers to raise premiums, says the New York Times...

25 States, Unfortunately, Expand Medicaid

Twenty-five states, plus the District of Columbia, have now signed on to take part in an aspect of the Affordable Care Act that is both optional and ill-considered...

The Next Headache from Obamacare

On Nov. 1, the health law's malfunctioning enrollment system is supposed to send reams of data to states so they can begin placing thousands of people into Medicaid, but the transfer system has barely been tested and could be vulnerable to technical failures...

ObamaCare Will Contract the Labor Market

It is not crazy to think that some people will try to reduce their income below 400 percent of the poverty level among other ways by working a little less in order to receive an ObamaCare subsidy...

The Costly Effects of Medicare

A $1 change in Medicare's payments leads to a $1.30 change in private payments...

Double Trouble for Detroit Retirees

Effective January 1, Detroit's retirees will no longer receive coverage from the government; instead they will receive a stipend to use toward private plans from the federal insurance exchange -- an exchange beset by glitches...

Loosening Doctor Regulations

Foreign-educated doctors are more likely to spread out to areas with a shortage of physicians, bringing down costs and expanding access to care...


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