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Health Issues

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...

ObamaCare's Flaws Cannot Be Ignored Indefinitely

A host of new problems will be uncovered as the Affordable Care Act's exchange process gets under way over the next year...

A Word of Caution for Today's Youth

A recent study shows that 80 percent of Americans in their 20s will face higher costs under the new health care law...

Health Insurance Mandates Show Why Regulatory Reform Is Needed

Given the current high-decibel legislative debate over ObamaCare, some objective information about the effects of the essential health services mandate could be just what's needed, but the current regulatory process produces no such elixir...

Does ObamaCare Discourage Marriage?

The structure of the exchange subsidies creates perverse disincentives to family formation that add to the existing marriage penalty in the tax law, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Health Co-Ops Never Had a Chance

The Obama administration has estimated that more than a third of the nearly $2 billion it has lent to nonprofit health insurance co-ops will not be repaid...

The Cost of "Observation" Status for Medicare Recipients

From 2004 to 2011, the number of observation services administered per Medicare beneficiary rose by almost 34 percent, while admissions per beneficiary declined 7.8 percent...

A Psychiatric Trick or Treat

Untreated mentally ill individuals are now responsible for at least 10 percent of all homicides and half of the mass killings such as those at Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, and the Washington Navy Yard, says E. Fuller Torrey...


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