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Uninsured Shoppers May Lose their Drug Discounts Unless they Find a New Card

Shoppers need to be aware that whoever their preferred pharmacy, it may inadvertently discard pharmacy discount program files as a means to post pharmacy profits...

The Sharp Rise in the Price of Some Generic Drugs is Finally Slowing

There are a variety of reasons generic drug prices can climb, including consolidation in the supply chain as well as legal and regulatory reason...

Increasing Medicaid Dependency Does Not Reduce "Uncompensated" Care

Ohio governor John Kasich is one of only three Republican governors who took federal Obamacare money to increase Medicaid dependency...

Obamacare Exacerbates the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons: We Can do Better

In this Townhall commentary, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick says the reason the healthcare industry cost/benefit ratio is so poor is because the funds being spent are other people's money (OPM)...

Believe it or Not, the Republican Obamacare Replacement Plan Might Come Together

One of proposed Republican reforms for Obamacare will almost certainly be refundable tax credits to finance health care for those who do not have employer-based benefits

Obamacare and the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons

Obamacare increases the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons through regulations designed to increase cross-subsidies rather than empower individuals to better manage their own medical needs...

Will Congress Fix the Electronic Health Records Fiasco?

There is some hope that Congress will fix — at least partially — the largely bungled Electronic Health Records (EHRs) deployment on which it wasted $30 billion since 2009...

Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health

At its core, Obamacare is a health and income redistribution scheme...

Is Health Inflation Really Quite Tame?

Many observers believe medical price inflation is tame...

Affordable Health Plans Have Gone Extinct; Obamacare Killed them Off

The Affordable Care Act was designed to force most Americans to buy something unaffordable so a few high-cost individuals can get coverage for less than they otherwise would...


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