Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

The Uninsured Crisis under ObamaCare

A decade from now, in 2023, the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Affordable Care Act will only cover about 25 million people who would otherwise be uninsured, leaving 31 million people uninsured, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Unfortunate Effects of Medicaid in Pharmaceutical Spending

The large presence of third party payers as final purchasers of pharmaceuticals, such as Medicaid, may distort drug prices at the retail level relative to what a standard model of price competition would predict...

Reforming Alabama's Medicaid Drug Program

State Medicaid programs arbitrarily pay much higher dispensing fees for drugs than would occur in a competitive market, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Online Marketplace for Health Benefits

Accenture projects that around a million Americans will get employer health coverage through private health insurance marketplaces next year and the number will increase to 40 million by 2018...

ObamaCare Premiums Will Vary Widely

In Baltimore, a 40 year old will be able to buy a so-called bronze health insurance plan on the ObamaCare exchange for as little as $146 a month compared to $336 a month in Burlington, Vt....

Health Savings Accounts as Antidote to ObamaCare

Although Health Savings Accounts won't cure all of ObamaCare's ills, they have an important role in a Republican strategy to replace the fundamentally flawed health care law...

Labor Groups against ObamaCare

Major labor groups instrumental in helping the president win a second term are charging that ObamaCare is undercutting existing union-sponsored health insurance programs and even encouraging employers to cut workers' hours...

IRS Finalizes Penalty for ObamaCare Mandate

For the first year, the charge for not obtaining health insurance is $95 or 1 percent of household income; the penalty will increase to $695 per person or 2.5 percent of household income in 2016...

Out of Control Health Care Costs

A new survey found that there has been a total health care premium increase of 80 percent from 2003 to 2013...

How Your Doctor Is Driving Up Health Care Costs

Mothers who are doctors were 9 percent less likely to have unscheduled C-sections compared to non-physician mothers with similar characteristics...


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