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Health Issues

Exchange Plans a Bad Deal for Doctors

A number of doctors are choosing not to participate in Obamacare exchange health plans in the upcoming year...

California Ballot Proposition Would Increase Health Costs by $9.9 Billion

Next week, California voters will have to make up their minds on Proposition 46, a ballot measure that could increase medical care costs...

Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Fraud

There is little that Part D drug plans can do to combat prescription drug abuse...

Fixing the Doc Fix

Medicare already reimburses doctors less than private plans. In 2013, 28 percent of Medicare patients had difficulty finding a new doctor...

Medical Device User Fees: They're Not Working

In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration began extracting "user fees" from medical device manufacturers in exchange for the promise of faster device approval times...

How Health Care Sharing Ministries Work

As of today, 300,000 Americans across the 50 states are enrolled in Health Care Sharing Ministries, which share costs among those of similar religious faiths...

71 Percent of Obamacare Insurance Enrollment Gains Due to Medicaid

New enrollment data for the second quarter of 2014 reveals how Obamacare enrollment shook out among Medicaid and private coverage...

What Happens When Consumers Shop for Health Care?

Price transparency is hardly a novel concept. In health care, however, price transparency is quite uncommon...

Half of America's Doctors Give Obamacare a Grade of D or F

The Physicians Foundation recently asked 20,000 American doctors to grade Obamacare. The results were not good for the president's signature law…

Will Your Premiums Go Up This Year?

Because subsidies, and therefore premium costs, are tied to income, an increase in pay could send your monthly premiums rising...


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