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Health Issues

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...

Doctor Choice in ObamaCare? Not So Much

WellPoint, a BlueCross BlueShield insurer that offers policies in 14 states, is narrowing its networks in many markets after research showed consumers care more about the price than the provider...

Ingredients to Successful Health Care Reform

Medicare currently requires huge intergenerational wealth transfers to stay afloat, yet it still teeters on the edge of insolvency...

Florida's Market-Based Medicaid Reform

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Florida Medicaid $5.1 billion over 10 years, says Michael Bond, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

How Will You Fare in the ObamaCare Exchanges?

The general experience for individuals shopping on the health insurance exchange is that of increasing premiums from what was available to them prior to implementation of the exchanges...

Medical Industry Employment Plummets

For the year, there have been more than 41,000 layoffs at health care firms...

Quality of Treatment Varies by Type of Insurance

Privately insured patients have lower risk-adjusted mortality rates than do Medicare enrollees for 12 out of 15 quality measures examined in a recent study...


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