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Insights From The 2015 Survey Of U.S. Health Care Consumers

One in three enrollees with health exchange coverage for the entire year had trouble paying their out-of-pocket (OOP) health care expenses...

Mental Health Parity Mandates Are Over Priced Band-Aid

Congress' mental health mandate debate is deja voodoo economics all over again, says Devon Herrick...

Health Savings Accounts in 2014

It has been estimated that there are 13.8 million HSAs holding $24.2 billion...

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...


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