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Health Issues

Medicaid Wasted $14.4 Billion in Improper Payments

Billions of dollars in Medicaid payments were made for treatments that were never provided or services that were not covered by the Medicaid program...

Understanding Medicaid Provider Fees

To increase funding, 49 states institute provider fees, commonly called "hospital taxes" or "bed taxes"...

Reforming Medicaid

Converting federal funding of Medicaid to a fixed sum of money would give states incentives to manage Medicaid dollars more effectively...

CBO: It's Not Possible to Analyze Obamacare Costs

Americans may never get an accurate projection of Obamacare's impact on the deficit...

Obamacare Verification Muddling Medicaid

Some states have begun removing ineligible individuals from the Medicaid rolls who were able to enroll due to problems with the federal government's exchange website...

Obamacare Subsidies: Tax Trouble

Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans with government subsidies may find themselves owing money to the government if their actual earnings differs from their anticipated income...

Myths and Truths about the Canadian Health Care System

As debates on the future of American healthcare reforms rage on, it is important to dispel myths and misleading information about "Canadian-style" health care...

ACA Subsidies: More Expensive than Projected?

A new government report indicates that the Affordable Care Act may cost considerably more than was projected...

The Full-Time Employment Tax

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have nothing to gain from working full-time...

A Breakdown of Medicaid Spending

In 1990, state and federal spending on the Medicaid program was $72.2 billion; by 2010, Medicaid spending had reached a staggering $401.5 billion...


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