Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Health Care Spending in the President's Budget

Over the next decade, Medicaid spending would increase 62 percent, totaling $567 billion in 2025...

A Better Idea for Paid Sick Leave

Mandatory paid sick leave -- it's a policy that President Obama endorsed during his State of the Union speech, but while such a policy might garner sympathy, it's full of unintended consequences that will ultimately hurt workers...

Canadian Patients Wait More than Four Months to See Specialists

Canadians wait 18.2 weeks for treatment after being referred to specialists from their general practitioners...

Telemedicine: Improving Access, Decreasing Costs

Telehealth improves patients' access to doctors when they might otherwise face delays or be unable to reach a physician...

Long-Term Care: Expectations vs. Reality

A new report from Health Affairs reveals that Americans' perceptions of their future need for long-term care differ markedly from reality...

Research and Development Is Moving Abroad

One of the little-known impacts of the Affordable Care Act is its threat to innovation...

Medicaid Is Bigger, Not Better

Obamacare's Medicaid expansion expanded an already troubled program...

New Poll Shows Americans Are Worried about Health Costs

According to a new Gallup poll, people see health care costs and low wages as the "most important financial problem" facing their families...

Improve Health Care Competition by Repealing State Laws

While the Affordable Care Act has introduced a host of new mandates on individuals, employers and insurers, there are a few things that states can do to improve the health care market within their borders...

Obama's Paid Sick Leave Policy Will Hurt Workers

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night called for seven days of paid sick leave for American workers...


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