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Health Issues

U.S. Health Spending Is Not an Economic Burden

Health spending consumes a higher share of output in the United States than in other countries...

Politicians' Plans to Raise Prescription Drug Costs are Creating Headaches for Consumers

Removing drug price ceilings could cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary at Townhall...

Oklahoma Debates Bad Drug Plan Regulations that Would Harm Consumers

State politicians have proposed a hodgepodge of bad regulations. In many of these cases state politicians want consumers to pay more (not less); and the beneficiaries of the regulations are often local pharmacies...

Consumer Price Index: Most Medical Price Hikes Stall

Medical price inflation matched changes in other prices charged to consumers in March with a slight uptick of 0.1 percent...

Producer Price Index: Pharmaceutical Prices Up Amid Deflation

Deflation in the Producer Price Index (PPI) continued last month but prices of pharmaceutical preparations increased 0.4 percent...

Digital Health Funding Defies Expectations

Investors have not had their fill of digital health deals...

Four Options for Saving Medicare

Medicare is a Ponzy scheme with each generation getting more back than it put in...

Chicken & Egg in Consumer-Driven Health Care

Recent research suggests only 7 percent of health spending is subject to pricing pressure from cost-conscious patients...

Medicare Pays for Prevention -- Finally!

Medicare has just announced it will pay for a lifestyle intervention that reduces the risk of diabetes...

Health Insurers Confirm Obamacare Death Spiral

Obamacare exchange enrollees are sicker and more expensive than enrollees in pre-Obamacare individual plans or employer-based plans...


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