Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Observations on 18 Undercover Tests of Enrollment Controls for Health-Care Coverage and Consumer Subsidies Provided under the Act

In a GAO undercover test, the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace approved 11 of 12 fictitious applicants...

Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification of Providers and Suppliers

Medicare is a high-risk program for improper payments, according to the GAO's testimony to Congress...

Government Watchdog: Billions in Funding for Obamacare’s Exchanges Not Tracked Well, Many Functions Remain Incomplete

Many of the state-run exchanges funded under the Affordable Care Act still aren't working properly...

Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need

Medical experts are now warning that frequent ultra-sound scans in low-risk pregnancies aren't medically justified...

Does Health Insurance Encourage or Crowd Out Beneficial Nonmedical Care?

Health insurance with drug coverage reduces the probability of exercising in diabetics...

Will Competition Arise for Multi-State Health Plans?

Recent regulations are unlikely to make the Multi-State Plan program a platform for more robust health care competition...

The GOP's Fiscally Unsound Health Proposals

Republicans have not even proposed minuscule spending cuts to pay for their current health-related bills...

The FDA's Menu Labeling Rule

Providing menu nutrition labeling results in virtually no statistically significant change in calorie consumption...

CBO Finds Repealing Obamacare Would Grow Economy

Repealing Obamacare would increase the number of uninsured by only 10 million, not 24 million as reported by the CBO, says John R. Graham...

Fixing the Physician Shortage

The shortage in non–primary care physicians will amount to around 33,100 by 2015...


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