Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Boehner and Pelosi's Medicare Doc Fix to Cost Billions

H.R.2 bill increases spending on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by almost $40 billion...

The Burr-Hatch-Upton Plan v. The Affordable Care Act

If the plaintiffs succeed in overturning ACA's health insurance subsidies, it could pave the way for the Patient CARE Act to be inaugurated as a viable alternative to many ACA mandates...

Are House Republicans Wrong on Health Reform?

Unfortunately, the House's SGR package misses an opportunity to solve Medicare's underlying problems...

Veterans Deserve Better Health Care Delivery

A recent nation-wide survey shows 88 percent of veterans favor the option to choose their own medical provider...

Affordable Care Act Could be Repealed by the Next President

Failure to harvest low-hanging fruit might doom patient-centered health reform to the forever future...

Less Restrictive Regulation of APRNs Can Address the Doctor Shortage Problem

The current shortage of specialty physicians is slightly larger in 2015 (33,100) than for primary care physicians (29,800)...

A Market-Based SGR Replacement Plan

As Medicare consumes an ever-larger share of U.S. economic output, the SGR system fails to meet its goal of ensuring that Medicare's spending on physicians grows more slowly than a broad economic index...

Should Insurance Cover Yoga?

Are we really meant to believe that employees cannot pay for their own yoga classes?...

Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate: Repeal It Now

Since 2003 Congress has postponed the cuts to SGR 17 times...

Fewer Americans Will Be Insured Under Obamacare, Says New CBO Report

The latest CBO report does not support the favorable claims being made on behalf of the ACA...


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