Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Government and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies

63 percent of child mortality in developing countries could be averted through targeted coverage of inexpensive health products...

The Cost Of Over Insurance: National Health Expenditures Rising Again

Official estimates of health spending growth project a 5.8 percent average increase between 2014 and 202...

Are There "Missing" Cancer Drugs?

Long clinical trials may skew the research agenda for drug companies...

Do Consumer-Directed Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?

A study found firms that offered consumer-directed health plans reduced healthcare spending...

The 50-Year Old Medicare Program is Showing Its Age

The Medicare program has undoubtedly grown well beyond what Congress imagined in 1965...

As Pharmacists Push For a Bigger Role in Healthcare, Doctors Flinch

Pharmacists are gaining more responsibility for better or for worse...

Regulating Genomic Research: Top-Down Or Bottom-Up?

New study gives Congress recommendations to bolster genomic sequencing usage...

Observations on 18 Undercover Tests of Enrollment Controls for Health-Care Coverage and Consumer Subsidies Provided under the Act

In a GAO undercover test, the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace approved 11 of 12 fictitious applicants...

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification of Providers and Suppliers

Medicare is a high-risk program for improper payments, according to the GAO's testimony to Congress...

Government Watchdog: Billions in Funding for Obamacare’s Exchanges Not Tracked Well, Many Functions Remain Incomplete

Many of the state-run exchanges funded under the Affordable Care Act still aren't working properly...


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