Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Medicare Makes $22 Million in Improper, Eye-Related Payments

In 2012, Medicare paid $8.2 billion for eye-related insurance claims…...

Expect a Big Premium Hike in 2017

Are your Obamacare premiums lower than you expected this year? Don't celebrate quite yet...

How Do Health Savings Accounts Work?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) give health care consumers more control over their own health spending, and they're one of the reasons cited for the recent slowdown in health care costs...

Is Obamacare Responsible for a Spending Slowdown?

Has Obamacare slowed health care cost growth?...

Hospital Consolidation Has a Price

Hospital and physician practice consolidation can better coordinate care, but it also increases costs...

Spending Projections for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

$305 billion was spent on Medicaid this year, a figure that will skyrocket to $570 billion in 2024...

Obamacare Numbers Don't Spell Success

While insurance coverage increased from 2013 to 2014, so did costs...

Enrollees Have Difficulty Accessing Care under Medicaid

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services details problems in health care access within Medicaid...

Obamacare Encourages Consolidation, Discourages Independent Medical Practices

In 2008, 62 percent of American physicians were "independent," meaning they had their own practices and were not employed by hospitals. Today, just 35 percent of American doctors are independent...

Why Freezing Medicaid Enrollment Works

Many states are finding that the Medicaid rolls are larger -- and more expensive -- than expected...


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