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Health Issues

Doctor Choice in ObamaCare? Not So Much

WellPoint, a BlueCross BlueShield insurer that offers policies in 14 states, is narrowing its networks in many markets after research showed consumers care more about the price than the provider...

Ingredients to Successful Health Care Reform

Medicare currently requires huge intergenerational wealth transfers to stay afloat, yet it still teeters on the edge of insolvency...

Florida's Market-Based Medicaid Reform

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Florida Medicaid $5.1 billion over 10 years, says Michael Bond, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

How Will You Fare in the ObamaCare Exchanges?

The general experience for individuals shopping on the health insurance exchange is that of increasing premiums from what was available to them prior to implementation of the exchanges...

Medical Industry Employment Plummets

For the year, there have been more than 41,000 layoffs at health care firms...

Quality of Treatment Varies by Type of Insurance

Privately insured patients have lower risk-adjusted mortality rates than do Medicare enrollees for 12 out of 15 quality measures examined in a recent study...

Race and Medicine

Political correctness notwithstanding, drug testing, approvals and labeling must go wherever the evidence leads...

Replacing ObamaCare's Accountable Care Organization

A program built on accountability to patients and consumers will have far more success than one focused on pleasing the government...

Improving Health Care Quality

In a survey of 30 physician practices in six states, electronic health records were a source of both promise and frustration, with major concerns about interoperability between systems and with the amount of physician time involved in data entry...

The Unraveling of ObamaCare

The problematic nature of the Affordable Care Act's finances is such that the Congressional Budget Office's latest long-term budget outlook singled out its implementation as one of the biggest sources of future fiscal strains...


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