Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

An Obamacare Loss in King v. Burwell Could Cost States $721 Billion

If the Court rules against the administration in the high-stakes case of King v. Burwell, an estimated 9.8 million people could become uninsured in states that rely on the federal exchange...

Certificate-of-Need Programs Do Not Increase Health Care for the Poor

Currently, 36 states and the District of Columbia prohibit entry or expansion of healthcare facilities through "certificate-of-need" (CON) programs...

Out-Of-Pocket Spending Surges Under Obamacare

Out-of-pocket spending on health care declined for decades—until the Affordable Care Act kicked in...

When It Comes to Health Coverage, Employers Insure More Than Obamacare

Some 3.6 million workers lost their employer-based benefits and got dumped onto exchanges...

Could Affording Drugs be Easier Under a New Finance Method?

Sovaldi®, used for treatment of Hepatitis C, costs up to $84,000 per course, administered over a short period of 12 to 24 weeks...

Could Private Exchanges Save Health Care?

Real choice and genuine market competition could spark the real health care change America has been waiting for — for far too long...

Small Businesses Need Saved From Obamacare

The increased burden of regulations and rising health insurance premiums have reduced pay in firms with 20 to 99 employees by at least $22.6 billion annually...

The Social Security Disability Insurance Program Could Be Insolvent by 2016

As technology and medicine progress, so too must the government's ability to determine whether diseases and conditions are truly disabling...

King v Burwell Decision Could Usher in Obamacare Alternative

Victory for the plaintiffs in King v Burwell would cause massive disruption in health insurance in the 36 states using healthcare.gov because beneficiaries' premiums would increase significantly...

Is Patent Reform Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents?

The America Invents Act targeted "patent trolls" — companies that buy dubious patents and use them to sue businesses for infringement...


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