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Small Businesses Need Saved From Obamacare

The increased burden of regulations and rising health insurance premiums have reduced pay in firms with 20 to 99 employees by at least $22.6 billion annually...

The Social Security Disability Insurance Program Could Be Insolvent by 2016

As technology and medicine progress, so too must the government's ability to determine whether diseases and conditions are truly disabling...

King v Burwell Decision Could Usher in Obamacare Alternative

Victory for the plaintiffs in King v Burwell would cause massive disruption in health insurance in the 36 states using healthcare.gov because beneficiaries' premiums would increase significantly...

Is Patent Reform Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents?

The America Invents Act targeted "patent trolls" — companies that buy dubious patents and use them to sue businesses for infringement...

Low Rebates in Medicare Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

In 2012, Medicare received $10.3 billion in rebates for $66.5 billion worth of drug payouts while Medicaid received $16.7 billion in rebates and paid out about $35.7 billion...

Inventing New Drugs Is Costly, but Not Inventing Them is Costlier

The total cost to develop and gain marketing approval for a new drug is an estimated $2.6 billion...

Repealing Obamacare Will Take Some Convincing

The real obstacle to advancing an alternative to Obamacare will be interests in the health sector, which has mastered Obamacare remarkably...

Consumers on the Losing End of New Drug Plan Regulations

Blatant protectionism through restrictive drug plan regulations may be touted as consumer protections, but more often than not they benefit local pharmacy service providers at the expense of consumers...

MACRA Is Not Cutting It

Medicare Doc Fix Adds $500 Billion to National Debt...

The Senate Should Not Rush Approving MACRA

Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule is tied to an inflation formula that is inadequate to pay physicians enough to keep seeing Medicare patients...


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