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Health Prices Continue to Rise Faster Than Others

Despite a decline in October's Producer Price Index, health care costs are rising...

Back Door Way to Gouging Health Care Consumers

Increasingly, drug makers are asking doctors to bypass local drug stores and submit prescriptions directly to mail-order specialty pharmacies, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Jeb Bush's Positive Plan to Reform Medicare

Jeb Bush's Medicare reform contains two proposals -- premium support and Health Savings Accounts...

ACA CO-OP Failures Disappoint, Don't Surprise

One of the most ambitious efforts to replicate real-world competition in the Affordable Care Act has proven to be a growing failure...

Hillary Clinton Profits From Big Pharma, Big Insurance

The Clinton family business has profited well from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

How a Simple Little Pill Ended Up Costing 99 Percent More Than Its Ingredients

Pharmaceutical companies are repackaging cheap and readily available ingredients into combination drugs, and charging 99% more than they're worth...

Another Health Insurance CO-OP Bites the Dust

10 of 23 health insurance CO-OPs will not be in business in 2016...

Rock Star Doctor Rebels Against Medicare Bureaucracy

Rebekah Bernard, MD, author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor: The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession, has written an open letter to her Medicare patients...

Unaffordable Care Act Begins

The "Unaffordable Care Act" began its third open enrollment with some bad news. Obamacare exchange premiums will rise between 25 percent to 35 percent in nearly one-third of states next year, writes Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Health Services Accounts for One Fifth of Weak GDP Growth

The advance estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter indicates growth in health spending is maintaining a disproportionate share of weak GDP growth...


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