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Health Issues

Federal Health Bureaucracy Growing? Don't Blame (Just) Obamacare

The burden of bureaucratic paperwork in health care has increased linearly since at least 2005...

Health Services Jobs Grow Three Times Faster Than Other Jobs

Health services jobs grew over three times faster than non-health, nonfarm civilian jobs in April...

Another Hit on Health Price Transparency

JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, has published a research article challenging the doctrine that price transparency leads to lower health costs...

Taxpayers Increasingly Victimized in Obamacare Exchanges

America's largest health insurer, United Health Group, will all but withdraw from the Obamacare exchange business...

Health Insurers Shift More Costs To Taxpayers In Obamacare Exchanges

Some health insurers have quickly learned how to shift more costs onto taxpayers...

Is Consumer-Driven Health Care Going the Wrong Way?

While there has been significant growth in patients’ direct payments for health care, it is increasingly malformed...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Over One Third of Growth

Last week's advance estimate of GDP for the first quarter (usually subject to significant future revision) showed very weak growth dominated by spending on health services...

Health Status Related to Income, Not Insurance

An extremely thorough analysis of changes in incomes and mortality in the United States, 2001 through 2014, demonstrates how important incomes are to health status...

Health Construction Boomlet Continues

The boomlet in health construction, first noted in last month’s Census Bureau release, continued in March. Health facilities construction starts grew 1.6 percent...

The Health Care Gold Rush is Bankrupting America

There's a health care Gold Rush of sorts where drug makers and hospitals test the limits to see how high prices can rise. It doesn't have to be this way...


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