Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Patient CARE Act Proposal Falls Short

The Patient CARE Act has some promising elements, but is underdeveloped and does not accomplish any sort of meaningful reform...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Proposal Means Higher Prices, No Health Benefits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has presented no evidence that important safety information is currently being kept off of generic labels due to existing law...

Reducing Medicare Spending

Lowering spending on Medicare is necessary, but it is unlikely that the United States will actually see lower spending growth from the Affordable Care Act...

ObamaCare's Impact on Low-Wage Compensation

ObamaCare will lower aggregate labor compensation by 1 percent each year between 2017 and 2024, meaning individuals will receive somewhere between $700 and $900 less in compensation...

Doctors Seeking Multiple Licenses to Practice Telemedicine

Some states are considering interstate compacts that would allow participating states' doctors to practice across borders, and would provide both doctors and patients legal protections...

Kill the FDA -- Before It Kills Again

U.S. Food and Drug Administration procedures are incredibly time-intensive, and new drugs take 10 to 15 years to finally reach the market at a cost of $800 million, on average...

Latest ObamaCare Enrollment Report

December had the highest number of insurance sign-ups at 1.78 million; to get to its goal, the Obama administration would need a 63 percent increase from that month to March...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Labeling Proposal Needs Improvement

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal on generic drug safety labeling needs better analysis...

Competition in Medicare

The Affordable Care Act made large cuts to Medicare Advantage-- the Congressional Budget Office placed the number at $150 billion over 10 years...

Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending

In 2012, Medicare spent 2.5 times more per beneficiary in Miami, Florida ($15,957) than it did in Grand Junction, Colorado ($6,569)...


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