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Health Issues

Are Prescription Drug Prices Becoming as Meaningless as Hospital Charges?

A few years ago, patients benefitted from low, transparent prices for generic drugs dispensed by pharmacies...

Health Reform through Tax Credits

The Republican Obamacare replacement plan will likely include refundable tax credits...

Administration Still Bailing Insurers Out of Obamacare Exchanges

The Obama Administration refuses to concede defeat in its struggle to save Obamacare's exchanges...

Obamacare's Unintended Consequences: People Buy Short-Term Policies

Obamacare has driven individual health insurance premiums up so high people are forgoing comprehensive coverage in favor of short-term policies...

U.S. Health Spending Is Not an Economic Burden

Health spending consumes a higher share of output in the United States than in other countries...

Politicians' Plans to Raise Prescription Drug Costs are Creating Headaches for Consumers

Removing drug price ceilings could cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary at Townhall...

Oklahoma Debates Bad Drug Plan Regulations that Would Harm Consumers

State politicians have proposed a hodgepodge of bad regulations. In many of these cases state politicians want consumers to pay more (not less); and the beneficiaries of the regulations are often local pharmacies...

Consumer Price Index: Most Medical Price Hikes Stall

Medical price inflation matched changes in other prices charged to consumers in March with a slight uptick of 0.1 percent...

Producer Price Index: Pharmaceutical Prices Up Amid Deflation

Deflation in the Producer Price Index (PPI) continued last month but prices of pharmaceutical preparations increased 0.4 percent...

Digital Health Funding Defies Expectations

Investors have not had their fill of digital health deals...


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