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Health Issues

Difficult Process of Comparing Health Care Costs

In Massachusetts, a new state law requires insurers to be able to tell members how much a test, treatment or surgery will cost, but the burden is still on the patient to ask for information...

Health Insurers Express Worries over Obama Shift on Policy Cancellations

President Barack Obama's decision to let people keep their old policies undercuts years of preparations for the overhaul of the health insurance market and introduces new uncertainties...

How ObamaCare Rips Off the Young

A Manhattan Institute analysis of Health and Human Services numbers notes that a 27-year-old male will pay 99 percent higher premiums under ObamaCare than he would under previously prevailing market rates...

Venezuelan Health Care in Shambles

At least 70 percent of radiotherapy machines in Venezuela are now inoperable in a country with 19,000 cancer patients -- meaning fewer than 5,000 can be treated...

The Young Aren't Enrolling in ObamaCare

In Connecticut and Kentucky, which have enrolled more than 4,000 people each in private health plans so far, the largest segments of enrollees in new commercial health law plans are over age 55, much older than industry actuaries had anticipated...

ObamaCare Legalizes Fraud

People who receive the federal subsidy to be part of ObamaCare will be allowed to incur a three-month "grace period" if they can't pay their premiums and then simply cancel their policies, stiffing the doctors and hospitals...

Medicaid Reforms in Florida

As Florida moves more Medicaid enrollees into managed care, it should also integrate drug benefits into enrollees' health plans, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Medicaid Reforms in Pennsylvania

Better Medicaid prescription drug management could save Pennsylvania $2 billion over 10 years, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Michigan's Medicaid Reform

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Michigan Medicaid $1.9 billion over 10 years in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Shopping Blind on the Health Care Exchanges

The nationally-recognized Cleveland Clinic accepts dozens of insurance plans if you buy one on your own; but go through ObamaCare and you have just one choice: Medical Mutual of Ohio...


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