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Health Issues

Government Watchdog: HealthCare.gov Full of Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office is set to address Congress this week to discuss the federal health insurance website and cybersecurity...

Do Nine Million Children Really Need CHIP?

There are only 2.7 million American children within the eligible CHIP population of 9.1 million who actually need funding through CHIP...

Why Is Health Care Slow to Adopt Technology?

Many technology enthusiasts have grown frustrated with the health care sector's slow adoption of new technology...

Individuals Failing to Verify Legal Status Will See Insurance Cancelled

The New York Times reports that 115,000 people will see their health insurance cancelled on October 1...

What's Causing Health Care Premiums to Rise?

The Department of Health and Human Services has warned insurers against raising premiums by more than 10 percent, threatening to analyze any such increases...

Indian Patients Lose under Indian Patent Regime

Because few drugs receive strong patent protection, drug makers are loath to sell their medicines in India...

Has Obamacare Lowered Premiums?

Many Obamacare supporters are rallying around a recent survey of health care premiums that indicates prices are falling...

What Has Obamacare Cost Small Business Workers? $22.6 Billion

On average, employees in firms with 50 to 99 employees lose $935 annually due to Obamacare...

Government Share of Health Care Spending at Record High

In 2014, government spending -- at the federal, state and local level -- will constitute 46 percent of the country's health care spending...

Taking the Government Out of Health Care

Even without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal government would be spending trillions of taxpayer dollars on single-payer health care entitlements...


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