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That Free Wellness Visit Can Cost You a Fortune!

Preventive care is supposed to be free under Obamacare, but that is not always the case, writes Devon Herrick...

Why are U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Higher Than In Other Countries?

Many believe that price controls explain why prices for drugs are lower in other countries...

Explaining the Fall (And Possible Rebirth) of Doctors' House Calls

House calls made up 40 percent of U.S. doctors' visits in the 1940s, before going into decline in the 1960s. These days, they comprise less than one percent of consultations...

An Affordable Health Care System Would Look Nothing Like Obamacare

Reforming our dysfunctional health care system requires more than high deductibles plans and HSAs...

Hospitals Dominate Health Jobs in November

Hospital jobs, which increased 13,000, comprised over half the growth in health jobs in November, writes John R. Graham.

Healthy People Needed to Prop Up Obamacare Ponzi Scheme

The Affordable Care Act contains no cost control, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Connected Care Cuts Costs; But Can It Overcome Inertia?

"Connected care" technologies cut costs. Yet, uptake so far has been limited.

One in Five Physicians Say No to New Medicare Patients

21 percent of doctors are not taking new Medicare patients and 14 percent are not taking new privately insured patients, says John R. Graham...

Big Jump in Public Health Facilities Construction in October

Construction of public health facilities increased 4.3 percent in just one month, according to John R. Graham...

Health Services Accounts for 30 Percent of all Services Growth

Health services spending grew 5.4 percent over the last four quarters...


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