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Budget Slugfest Hits Medical Device Tax

Repealing the medical device tax might boost industry-wide profits by about 4 percent...

What ObamaCare Can Learn from Britain's National Health Service

The National Health Service's budget now stands at roughly $160 billion -- roughly one-sixth of government spending and nearly triple Britain's defense budget...

Divorce Attorneys Will Love ObamaCare

A high-earning couple, each with incomes of $400,000, would save about $27,000 annually if they divorced and filed their taxes separately...

Affordable Care Act Endangers Health Care Sharing Ministries

Samaritan health care sharing ministry is based on the belief that patients are ultimately responsible for their own medical bills...

Doctor Payments Vary Widely

Physicians at the high end of the reimbursement spectrum get more than twice as much as those at the low end for the same service, with little apparent reason for the difference...

ObamaCare Will Add to the Fiscal Burden

The Affordable Care Act will be neither an unqualified success nor a total failure, but it will change the face of the U.S. insurance market and add to the country's fiscal burden...

ObamaCare's Technology Mess

The current ObamaCare software doesn't even try to take a serious stab at letting consumers match the health plans on the exchanges with their particular medical needs, or with their providers, at the point of enrollment...

Insignificant Correlation between Hospital Price and Quality

There is no statistically significant relationship between hospital prices and quality, as measured by colon cancer surgery mortality...

Psychological Hurdles of Using ObamaCare Exchanges

Some principles of behavioral economics suggest that even if the exchanges have a flawless rollout, consumers could have a bumpy road to choosing their insurance...

IRS Fails to Account for $67 Million for ObamaCare

The Internal Revenue Service failed to track some $67 million in indirect costs of implementing the 2010 health care overhaul...


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