Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Primary Care Doctors Will Become More Scarce

Due to the Affordable Care Act, there will be an estimated additional 15 million to 24 million primary care visits, which would mean that the United States will need an additional 4,307 to 6,940 primary care doctors by 2019...

Medicare's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook Not Good

Medicare's long-term costs are likely to be higher than currently projected, not lower...

Six Major Hurdles to Implementing ObamaCare

A new report shows that only 2.2 million people enrolled for health insurance plans in the exchanges in October through December, compared to a forecast of 7 million...

Can the Poor Afford ObamaCare?

Even with subsidies, insurance is going to remain unaffordable to swaths of Americans under the Affordable Care Act...

British Experience Shows Problems with Government-Run Health Care

A recent European Commission report found that Britain has fewer doctors per person than nearly every other European country (that's only 2.71 doctors for every 1,000 people)...

State CON Laws Drive up Health Care Costs

Health care costs in Certificate of Need states are 11 percent higher than in non-Certificate of Need states...

The 2014 ObamaCare Tax Wave

The health insurance tax, set to go into effect this year, would increase health insurance premiums by more than $2,800 per person and $6,800 per family over a decade...

Millionaires on Medicaid

Fifteen percent of the elderly in the middle income quintile receive Medicaid benefits, 8 percent in the upper-middle quintile receive benefits and 5 percent in the top quintile receive Medicaid benefits...

Walmart Health Plan Better Than ObamaCare

A Walmart premium for a nonsmoking, 60-year-old couple would cost $134 per month; the unsubsidized ObamaCare premium for that same couple could cost $1,365 per month...

Small Businesses Weigh Sending Sick Workers to ObamaCare Exchanges

If companies shift only their sickest employees into marketplace coverage, the practice could damage the marketplaces...


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