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Health Issues

Wisconsin Criticized for Partial Medicaid Expansion

While those opposed to Wisconsin's decision not to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the FPL claim that the state is giving up $100 million in federal funding, continued federal funding at such levels is far from certain...

Obamacare Continues to Face Legal Challenges

On Tuesday, an Oklahoma district court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) decision to grant subsidies to insurance enrollees in the federal exchange ran afoul of the law...

Wisconsin Employers and Workers Suffer under Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) raises the price of health insurance, affecting the labor market as employers attempt to deal with the rising costs of health benefits...

Revolutionizing Health Care with Technology

The health care sector is marked by inefficiency, but the technology industry could soon change that...

Which Medicare Drug Plans to Be Less Costly in 2015?

Medicare Advantage plans will drop 3% amid continued government reimbursement cutbacks, according to a study by Avalere Health...

The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic

As of Aug. 29, about 600 cases of measles have occurred in the U.S. in 2014: the largest outbreak in 20 years -- in a country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared measles-free in 2000...

Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

Eliminating unnecessary procedures cuts hospital costs...

Feds Lack the Data to Determine How Well Key Obamacare Provisions Are Working

The accounting system used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which manages Obamacare, doesn't track "expenditure totals for CCIIO-related polling, focus groups, or advertising and other public relations activities," GAO said in a recent report...

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded...

Young Physicians OK with Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle

More than half of doctors age 46 or older give the Affordable Care Act a "D" or "F."...


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