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Health Issues

States Seek a Middle Ground on Medicaid

Some states are looking into partially expanding their Medicaid programs to receive federal subsidies...

ObamaCare -- An Explosion of Regulatory Burdens

There are over 80 million hours of rules and regulations that American businesses and families have to comply with under the Affordable Care Act...

Higher Prices by Hospitals, Other Providers, Drove 2011 Spending Increases

Spending on medical care for Americans with job-based insurance rose 4.6 percent last year...

Save Our Seniors by Delaying ObamaCare

Delaying the start of scheduled cuts in Medicare by five years and delaying the 2014 starting date of ObamaCare by two year will protect seniors, save taxpayers money and allow lawmakers time to enact health reforms that actually work, say John C. Goodman, president and CEO, and Devon Herrick, a senior fellow, at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The Crisis of the Uninsured Is Far from Over

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 30 million people will remain uninsured a decade from now when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Tax Penalty to Hit Nearly Six Million Uninsured People

Nearly 80 percent of those who will face the penalty for not having health insurance will be making up to or less than five times the federal poverty level -- about $55,850 or less for an individual and $115,250 or less for a family of four...

Medicaid Expansion Will Become More Costly to States

While the federal government makes claims of lowered overall costs under the Affordable Care Act, the proposed blended rates actually place a heavier burden on the states to pay for Medicaid...

Medicare Reform: Battling the Myths

Under Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) premium support model, seniors are not permitted to purchase a plan with less protection than Medicare...

The Regional Impact of the Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage Payment Reductions

Medicare payment reductions as a result of the Affordable Care Act are estimated to be $716 billion between 2013 and 2022...

Family Health Premiums Rise 4 Percent to Average $15,745 in 2012

Workers at lower-wage firms on average pay $1,000 more each year out of their paychecks for family coverage than workers at higher-wage firms...


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