Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

GOP Wants Vote on Alternative Health Care Plan

House Republicans are seeking a vote on a health care plan that would serve as an alternative to Obamacare...

Debunking the Biggest Obamacare Myths

For years, the Obama administration has propagated a number of popular myths about Obamacare. But despite promises, millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to the law...

The Free Market Leads to Better Health Care Outcomes

The VA budget could be divided into equal shares for every veteran, allowing them to purchase private insurance and use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which maximize patient choice and control over their care and their money...

Increases in Federal Health Grants to States

Medicaid constitutes nearly two-thirds of federal grant money, making it the largest federal grant issued to the states...

Flaws in the FDA's Food Labeling Laws

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a rule to revamp the labeling requirements on the back of food products...

VA Hospitals: Why Single-Payer Systems Fail

When resources can’t meet demand in a given year, the VA does what other single-payer systems do: it rations care...

Specialty Drugs and Pharmacies

Many states have enacted drug regulations that force health plans to allow unqualified drug providers to administer specialty drug therapies...

Waste of Taxpayer Dollars in Exchanges

Nationally, federal taxpayers spent $4,633 per enrollee that signed up on the exchanges...

Premium Increases from Virginia Insurance Carriers Planned for 2015

Filing proposals with Virginia's state insurance regulator, insurance companies in Virginia indicated their plans to raise premiums next year. The state is the first to publicly release insurance rate proposals for 2015...

The Health Insurance Illusion

According to a new report from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers, health care costs will grow faster than the U.S. economy for at least the next twenty years...


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