Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses

Taxpayers are on the hook for insurance companies' unexpected costs...

What We Now Know About ObamaCare

One researcher at Duke University found that the tax and regulatory burdens in the Affordable Care Act will destroy 1,139,000 to 1,625,000 jobs...

Significant Changes to Medicare Part D Proposed

The proposed changes to Medicare Part D by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a dramatic shift in drug administration and will require a great deal of planning from industry groups if the rule becomes final...

Young People Better Off Financially Without Insurance

In 2014, 86 percent of young people would be better off opting out of health coverage; as the penalty rises for not having insurance, that number will drop, down to 66 percent in 2019...

Health Insurance Was Not a Free Market Prior to ObamaCare

From licensing requirements to finance restrictions to price dictates to coverage mandates, the health insurance market in America was hardly free prior to the Affordable Care Act...

Will Expanding Health Insurance Strain Emergency Rooms?

Americans can expect an increase in traffic to emergency rooms as insurance coverage increases...

New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors

New regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not cover prescriptions for seniors if they receive those prescriptions from doctors not participating in Medicare...

Health Care Costs Dropping Due to Health Savings Accounts, Not ObamaCare

A 2012 study by the Rand Corporation found that national health costs would drop by nearly $60 billion if half of all American workers used Health Savings Account plans, says Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Medicare Program Overpaid Billions Last Year

Medicare's Fee-For-Service program alone has a 10.1 percent "improper payments" rate, and it is only one of several government programs that have wasted billions of dollars each year...

Small Business Owners Staying Away From ObamaCare

Some states have launched online health insurance exchanges for Small Business Health Option Plans under ObamaCare, but enrollment has been low -- only 5,000 employees in New York have signed up for the plans...


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