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Health Issues

How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

In 2010, bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year, but in reality, the number could be much higher...

Eight Things That Could Go Wrong with ObamaCare

A study last year estimated that roughly 2.6 percent of exchange applicants "judged eligible for subsidies would receive advance payments on those subsidies that were too high by $208 per year, on average"...

The Affordable Care Act Is Not So Affordable

Purchasing health insurance through the exchanges will be complicated and the plans will be expensive, even with sizable federal subsidies...

ObamaCare Exchanges: One Big Headache

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are beginning to accept that at least the first few months of operation will be difficult for most of the insurance exchanges...

ObamaCare Faces Skepticism

Among the uninsured, 76 percent of respondents polled said they didn't understand the Affordable Care Act and how it would affect them...

Ohio's Medicaid Expansion

There are about 3 million individuals living in Ohio with incomes under 139 percent of the federal poverty level, about one-fourth of whom lack health coverage, say Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Linda Gorman, director of the Health Policy Center at the Independence Institute...

Virginia's Medicaid Expansion

There are about 1.7 million individuals living in Virginia with incomes under 139 percent of the federal poverty level, although only about 486,000 of them lack health coverage, say Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Linda Gorman, director of the Health Policy Center at the Independence Institute...

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...


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