Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

The Impact of Obamacare on Small Business

Small businesses are facing a series of cost-increasing regulations that will ultimately affect all business operations, including hiring, employee compensation and business growth...

Reimbursing Doctors for Discussing End-of-Life Care

Medicare may begin reimbursing doctors for discussing end-of-life issues with patients...

A World Without Antibiotics

As bacterial resistance has grown, the number of companies developing new antibacterial agents has shrunk, partly due to the relatively low return on investment and regulatory requirements...

States Try to Fix Exchanges

Five states are looking at spending up to $240 million to fix their exchange websites or switching to the federal marketplace...

Turf War over Who Can Fill Prescriptions

Specialty drugs comprise only 1 percent of all drugs prescribed, yet they are responsible for more than a quarter of prescription drug spending...

Injecting Competition into Health Care

Consumer-driven health care could lead to more competition, lower prices and improved quality...

Insurers Raising Rates for 2015

Arizona is the latest state whose insurers have proposed their premium rates for next year. For major insurers, the rate increases range from a 14.4 percent hike from Cigna to a whopping 25.5 percent hike from Humana...

Virginia Governor Planning Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been researching whether he can expand the state's Medicaid program on his own, through executive order, if the state legislature refuses to approve the expansion...

Government Researching How to Change Food Choices

$2 million in taxpayer dollars is going towards a research center to study how the government can change Americans' eating habits...

Home Health Care Workers Escaping Background Checks

In at least 10 states, home health care workers can avoid background checks...


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