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Health Issues

Civilian Doctors Wary of Accepting Military's TRICARE

An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients...

Reforming Medicare's Cost-Sharing Requirements

Reforming Medicare's cost-sharing requirements could reduce government spending by billions...

Why Health Care Spending Will Explode under ObamaCare

Following full implementation of ObamaCare in 2014, the government estimates that health care spending may rise by $60 billion to $70 billion per year...

Doctors Skeptical About Future of U.S. Health System

Fifty-five percent of physicians surveyed believe that other doctors will reduce the number of hours they work because of the changes that are occurring in the health system...

The Myths and Realities of ObamaCare

Many people claimed ObamaCare would reduce cost, but the Congressional Budget Office estimates that costs will increase by $1.3 trillion to $2.6 trillion between 2013 and 2023...

Millions Could Be Priced out of Health Overhaul

Between 2 million and 4 million people could be adversely affected by the federal rule limiting aid under ObamaCare and the IRS interpretation of whether an employer's health plan is affordable...

Women to Pay Higher Premiums for Long-Term Care

All insurance companies are expected to follow Genworth's lead and file sex-distinct rates, with women being charged 20 percent to 40 percent more than men for long-term care...

A Collective Veto Could Nullify ObamaCare

States can reduce federal deficits by $1.7 trillion if they refuse to implement the exchanges and Medicaid expansion mandated by ObamaCare...

Medical Claims Costs to Rise in Individual Market under Health Law

Medical claims costs -- the biggest driver of health insurance premiums -- will jump an average of 32 percent for Americans' individual policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul...

Health Law Could Boost Use of Temp Workers

The Affordable Care Act could prove to be a boon for temporary staffing companies as employers outsource jobs to sidestep complex requirements for medical insurance...


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