Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Self-Insurance in Texas

Before ObamaCare, a 27-year-old man in Dallas could have purchased catastrophic coverage for $69 per month; now, the cheapest plan available on the federal exchange is $173 per month...

Use of Mobile Technology in Health Care

By the end of 2017, analysts expect the global mobile health market to reach $23 billion, the largest markets being in Europe and Asia-Pacific...

Has Preschool Obesity Really Fallen?

In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study finding that preschool obesity has dropped 43 percent in just 10 years; according to all other research, however, the obesity rate has not dropped, and in fact may have risen...

Alternative Would Alleviate ObamaCare Pain

Any alternative to ObamaCare should concentrate on increasing choice, which means ending the individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance, says John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Patient CARE Act Proposal Falls Short

The Patient CARE Act has some promising elements, but is underdeveloped and does not accomplish any sort of meaningful reform...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Proposal Means Higher Prices, No Health Benefits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has presented no evidence that important safety information is currently being kept off of generic labels due to existing law...

Reducing Medicare Spending

Lowering spending on Medicare is necessary, but it is unlikely that the United States will actually see lower spending growth from the Affordable Care Act...

ObamaCare's Impact on Low-Wage Compensation

ObamaCare will lower aggregate labor compensation by 1 percent each year between 2017 and 2024, meaning individuals will receive somewhere between $700 and $900 less in compensation...

Doctors Seeking Multiple Licenses to Practice Telemedicine

Some states are considering interstate compacts that would allow participating states' doctors to practice across borders, and would provide both doctors and patients legal protections...

Kill the FDA -- Before It Kills Again

U.S. Food and Drug Administration procedures are incredibly time-intensive, and new drugs take 10 to 15 years to finally reach the market at a cost of $800 million, on average...


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