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Health Issues

Cadillac Tax Will Hurt Employees

Obamacare's "Cadillac tax" will soon hit American consumers -- even those who do not have high-value health coverage...

Medicaid Funding System Encourages More Spending

In 2013, there were 73 million Americans dependent on Medicaid. By 2024, that number is expected to reach 93 million...

Debunking Myths Surrounding King v. Burwell

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear the case of King v. Burwell, in which plaintiffs have challenged the IRS's decision to grant subsidies to enrollees in federally-run exchanges...

The ACA's Broken Promises

Have insurance premiums fallen by up to $2,500 for the typical family, as the president promised would happen under Obamacare? Nope. In reality, family premiums for employer-offered plans have increased by an average of nearly $3,500 since 2009...

E-Cigarette Regulations Are Counterproductive

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit; between 7 and 20 percent of smokers have been successful in using e-cigarettes to quit their smoking habit...

Will Congress Refuse to Fund the Risk Corridors?

The new Republican controlled Congress may refuse to fund the "risk corridors" program in the Affordable Care Act, which subsidizes unsuccessful insurance companies...

Medicare Paying for Unnecessary Drug Testing for Seniors

Medicare spent $445 million in 2012 to test for drug abuse among seniors, a 1,423 percent increase from five years earlier...

How Will HealthCare.gov Fare This Fall?

It's no secret that the Obamacare enrollment website HealthCare.gov had its share of problems during last year's open enrollment period. While the site is reportedly stronger this year, there are a number of areas that might pose trouble for the Department of Health and Human Services…...

Medicare Paying for Drugs for the Dead

The Inspector General within the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new report revealing a bizarre rule within the Medicare program: it covers payment for prescription drugs filled up to a month after a patient has died...

Is Obamacare Really Causing a Health Spending Slowdown?

Last week, President Obama bragged that health care inflation has fallen each year since the passage of the Affordable Care Act...


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