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Health Issues

Risky Business: Will Taxpayers Bail Out Health Insurers?

The Affordable Care Act established three mechanisms to handle insurers' risks: risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors...

FDA Onion Regulation Has No Safety Benefits

A new FDA proposal will impose heavy costs on onion farmers...

Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years

With federal approval, a waiver allows states to tweak the Medicaid program in order to fit the needs of their residents...

Have Faster FDA Approvals Caused Drug Safety Problems?

A new study contends that the FDA has rushed drug approval and threatened patient safety. NCPA Senior Fellow John Graham debunks that claim...

Walmart Enters the Health Care Market

By January 2015, Walmart will be operating a dozen primary care clinics across the country...

E-Cigarette Regulations Threaten Public Health

The FDA would require producers of new e-cigarette products to file applications with the federal government before they put them on the market...

Will the FDA Challenge State Right to Try Laws?

It can take a physician up to 100 hours to submit an application to the FDA for a patient to use an experimental drug under the agency's compassionate use program...

Small Firms Struggle under Obamacare

Thousands of very small business owners, such as sole proprietors, lost their small business health insurance plans in the early part of 2014...

Obamacare Still Struggling A Year Later

Data indicates that ACA enrollees may be sicker...

Why IP Protection Is So Important to Health Care

Patents are especially important in medicine -- not only because of the life-changing benefits that they can bring to patients but because the research and development and regulatory approval processes are incredibly expensive...


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