Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Another Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare

Among the many lawsuits challenging Obamacare is Coons v. Lew, a case contending the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) -- a creation of the Affordable Care Act -- is unconstitutional...

Medicare Needs Anti-Fraud Tools

A new government report reveals that pharmacies have filled HIV prescriptions for deceased beneficiaries...

Medicare Can't Fight Drug Fraud, but a New Bill Would Change That

In 2012, 158 deceased Medicare beneficiaries filled 348 HIV drug prescriptions -- after they were already dead...

How Do 2015 Premiums Compare to 2014?

The Obama administration contended that the Affordable Care Act would send health insurance costs down, but premiums initially increased up to 50 percent for some insurance plans last year...

What if the Government Picked Your Insurance Plan?

Individuals enrolled in exchange health insurance plans are automatically re-enrolled in those same plans from year to year if they do not visit the exchanges to enroll elsewhere...

Making the "Doc Fix" Permanent

To curb Medicare spending growth, in 1997 lawmakers enacted a formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...

FDA Menu Labeling Law Overreaches

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it included a provision requiring restaurants to display nutritional information for their menu items...

Some Generic Drug Costs Are Rising: Why?

From 1999 to 2010, generic drug use saved the American health system over $1 trillion; in 2010, it saved Americans $157 billion...

Administration Adds Dental Plans to Its Obamacare Numbers

How many people signed up for Obamacare? While the administration in September said that 7.3 million had gotten insurance coverage through the exchanges, that figure included people who had signed up for dental insurance...

A Simple Way States Can Cut Their Medicaid Rolls

Just by reevaluating who was on their state's welfare rolls, Illinois and Pennsylvania were able to remove hundreds of thousands of people from their Medicaid programs...


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