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Health Issues

Rise of Medical Identity Theft

In 2013, 43 percent of all data breaches in the United States involving personal information were breaches of medical records...

Proposed Medicare Drug Plan Rule Would Harm Seniors and Taxpayers Alike

An estimated 14 million seniors could lose their current Medicare Part D plan and beneficiaries could see premium increases of up to 21 percent under regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

The Real Reason Health Spending Has Slowed

A 2012 Rand Corporation study found that people in Health Savings Account plans spend 21 percent less, on average, on health care in the first year...

How Shifting to Electronic Records Has Endangered Patient Privacy

In 2009, one out of every six data breaches was targeted at the health care industry...

The Affordable Care Act and the Rule of Law

The Affordable Care Act represents a breakdown in the rule of law and has done long-lasting damage to our constitutional order...

Health Care Law Will Mean 2 Million Fewer Workers

By 2021, the number of full-time positions will be reduced by 2.3 million because of the Affordable Care Act...

Medicaid Waivers' Role in Innovation

Some have suggested that a quicker, easier process would lead more states to file for Medicaid waivers to test out new innovations...

Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses

Taxpayers are on the hook for insurance companies' unexpected costs...

What We Now Know About ObamaCare

One researcher at Duke University found that the tax and regulatory burdens in the Affordable Care Act will destroy 1,139,000 to 1,625,000 jobs...

Significant Changes to Medicare Part D Proposed

The proposed changes to Medicare Part D by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a dramatic shift in drug administration and will require a great deal of planning from industry groups if the rule becomes final...


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