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Health Issues

Medicare Excludes Procedures in Ambulatory Surgical Centers from Reimbursement

Medicare lists 1,700 different procedures that the program requires to be performed in a hospital, rather than an outpatient facility, in order to qualify for Medicare reimbursement...

Why Health Care Has Consolidated

Between 1998 and 2012, the United States saw 1,113 hospital mergers and acquisitions concerning 2,277 hospitals...

Flaws in Alcohol Control Policies

Many governments have imposed new taxes and restrictions on advertising and licensing in order to reduce heavy drinking...

Schools Face Bake Sale Restrictions

New food restrictions on schools threaten to do away with bake sales...

Court Upholds Individual Mandate Based on Origination Clause Challenge

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the individual mandate after an Origination Clause challenge...

$1.4 Trillion Medicare Cash Deficit Under Obama

More than one-fourth (29.3 percent) of the national debt is due to the Medicare shortfall...

42 Total Changes Made to Obamacare

Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has been changed 42 times: twice by the Supreme Court, 16 times by Congress, and 24 times by President Obama himself, unilaterally...

Plaintiffs Can Receive Millions Under False Claims Act

Whistleblowers can collect 30 percent of the total recovery in a False Claims Act case...

Legal Battles Rage over Hepatitis-C Drugs

Drug companies can obtain patents for a "method of use" that utilizes drugs belonging to other patent owners...

Missouri Fights Prescription Database

States use drug databases to track medications and prescriptions in order to identify individuals who are acquiring painkillers and other addictive drugs...


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