Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Obamacare Premiums Up 23 Percent

Both the Obamacare subsidies and the Affordable Care Act's big increase in Medicaid spending are higher than necessary to get people covered...

Medicare Cut to Fund Obamacare

Medicare spending will see a $455 billion cut over the next decade, which would finance almost half of Obamacare spending...

Health Savings Accounts: A Better Idea than Mandated Sick Pay

Congress should expand HSA eligibility to all workers, and allow their use to fund a wide variety of medical needs...

No, Obamacare Has Not Fixed Healthcare Inflation

Giving Obamacare credit for the recent lull in health prices is quite a stretch...

Health Insurance Co-ops Lose Taxpayer Money While Trying to Gain Market Share

The spectacular failure of CoOportunity Health was a wakeup call to other health insurance cooperatives, state insurance regulators, HHS and taxpayers...

The United States Could Learn from Britain's Cash Market for Medical Care

Medicare outlaws price negotiation, short-circuiting the pricing mechanism that transmits vital information about what customers want and what suppliers can provide...

The Veterans Independence Act: A Feasible Veterans' Health Care Reform

The Veterans Independence Act seeks to address the same basic problems lawmakers faced when they tried to reform the VA in prior years...

Congress Should Leave the Health Care Exchange Business

Instead of forcing people to buy health insurance through a government exchange, Americans should be able to buy health insurance however they want...

Health Care Spending Plateaus as Brand-Name Drug Prices Rise

Many blockbuster drugs lost their patents by 2012 and many people looked forward to a future when we could all get a month's-long supply of generic drugs for $4. It did not quite work out that way...

Obamacare Places New Regulations on Vending Machines

Congress could save millions of dollars each year by paying closer attention to consumer decision-making habits...


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