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Health Issues

Bush Health Plan Embraces Innovation and Patient-Centered Care

Bush's healthcare proposal vies for FDA reform...

Medicaid Enrollment and Spending Growth

Expanded Medicaid triggered enrollment increases...

Medicaid Expansion Increased Health Insurance Enrollment

The net effect of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 was almost entirely a simple expansion of Medicaid...

Keeping Competition in the Health Insurance Market

It goes without saying that there is an overwhelming public interest in keeping these markets as competitive as possible...

Medicare at Age 50: Unlikely to Make It to 100

In the coming years, taxpayers' burden for Medicare spending will undoubtedly rise...

Medicare's Price Fix

Payments for Medicare benefits substantially influence the prices paid by private-sector insurers...

Can Cost Sharing Models Improve Medicare Spending Issues?

Medicare spending may eventually be the primary recipient of government spending...

Economic Facts about Health Care and Health Insurance Markets

Consumers should be aware of several economic challenges regarding health care and health insurance...

Should Drug Patents Apply in Poor Countries?

A permanent extension would allow domestic companies to bypass the current compulsory licensing during a health-care emergency and instead manufacture pharmaceuticals without the patent holder's approval...

Reforming Medicare to Better Manage Seniors' Health Care

Patients who are desperately ill are unlikely to forgo a potentially beneficial medical service merely because they bear a portion of the marginal cost...


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