Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Doctors Not Cashing In on Meaningful Use Incentives

Federal penalties have been levied against 257,000 physicians, 280 providers and 200 hospitals for not using EHRs "meaningfully."...

Is Direct Primary Care the Free Market Answer to Obamacare?

Lawmakers should work toward removing bad policies that prevent the expansion of patient choice and provider competition...

Another Unfunded Mandate That Could Set Back Health Care

Imposing a more complex coding system on the medical community will take more time away from treating patients...

Don't Be Misled by Obamacare Sign-Up Figures

While the White House is cheering 11.4 million health insurance sign-ups in the exchanges, "signing up" for Obamacare doesn't mean "enrolling" in Obamacare...

Get the Government out of Health Information Technology

At the end of 2014, the federal government's Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed a 10-year federal plan for Health Information Technology...

Government Health Spending Growth Outstrips Private Sector Growth

From 2000 to 2012, inflation-adjusted public spending on health care in the United Kingdom increased by 68 percent, while private spending increased by 26 percent during that period...

Obamacare's Costs are Climbing, Not Receding

The Congressional Budget Office says that despite Obamacare, 31 million Americans are still without health insurance...

Obamacare's Neglect of the Middle Class

Obamacare subsidies depend on age, income, and location, leaving many average Americans with no help in getting increasingly expensive coverage...

U.S. Ranks First in Intellectual Property Rights

The International IP Index, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), was released this week...

Certificate-of-Need Laws Mean Fewer Services for Patients

Thirty-five states have certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which limit the entry and expansion of new health care facilities...


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