Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Subsidizing Electronic Health Records Fails to Deliver

Since 2009, the federal government has sent $26 billion in taxpayer dollars to hospitals and doctors that have installed electronic health records...

Why Are Doctors So Unhappy?

Doctors across America are disillusioned with their careers and the medical industry in general...

Federal Reserve Surveys Show Impact of Obamacare on Businesses

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, close to 29 percent of firms report having increased the prices that they charge to consumers due to the ACA...

Using Life Expectancy to Measure Inequality

There are better ways to assess equality across the world: life expectancy and the distribution of education...

CBO Report Shows Impact of Obamacare

Between 2014 and 2024, health care spending among government health care programs will rise significantly...

Obama Administration Changes Religious Accommodation

The Obama administration has proposed a new change to the Affordable Care Act's religious accommodation for religiously affiliated employers...

Medical Device Tax Not Producing Projected Revenue

One of the many new taxes in the Affordable Care Act is the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales...

What is the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program was started to provide supplementary income to hospitals that provided care to low-income Americans...

Another Bogus Attack on Wisconsin Medicaid

Opponents continue to heap criticism on the state of Wisconsin for its refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...

How Medical Benefits Used to Work

Historically, medical care in communities in Britain was provided by mutual aid organizations, who cooperated to provide benefits for their members...


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