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Health Issues

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is on the Rise

The World Health Organization estimates that multi-drug resistance accounts for more than 150,000 deaths each year from tuberculosis alone...

The Market for Medical Care Should Work Like Cosmetic Surgery

Americans spend nearly $300 billion on physician care annually; yet, patients rarely discuss the price of a given service with their physicians in advance of receiving treatment, says Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

ObamaCare Is Raising Insurance Costs

The premiums for the policies that will be offered on California and Oregon's health insurance exchanges are much higher than analogous plans being sold today...

ObamaCare Increases Insurance Premiums Prices in California

ObamaCare will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent...

ObamaCare Increases Taxes

Of the estimated 13.9 million households nationwide with a flexible spending account, 35 percent will be affected by the new contribution cap under ObamaCare, with an average tax increase of $101 in 2013...

U.S. Hospitals Take Drastic Steps to Improve Sanitation

Studies have shown that without encouragement, hospital workers wash their hands as little as 30 percent of the time that they interact with patients...

Will Unions Be the Death of ObamaCare?

Last month, the union representing roofers issued a statement calling for "repeal or complete reform" of the Affordable Care Act...

ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts

A bank account is necessary to purchase health insurance, but one in five households in the United States, or about 51 million adults, have only a tenuous relationship with a traditional bank...

What Tummy Tucks Can Teach Us about Health Care Reform

Prices for cosmetic surgery are inching forward at just 1.3 percent a year, or a full 1.2 percentage points lower than inflation, compared to around 5 percent per year for U.S. medical prices...

Coming Soon to America: A Two-Tiered, Canadian-Style Health Care System

The evolution toward a two-tiered health care system was already under way before Barack Obama became president, but ironically, the Affordable Care Act is accelerating the pace of change, says John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis...


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