Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

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...

Obamacare: 1 Million Incorrect Health Subsidies

Around 1 million people have reported incomes that differ from what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has in its records...

Governor Pence's Medicaid Plan: Rhetoric vs. Reality

According to analysts, almost half of the Indiana residents expected to sign up for the Medicaid expansion do not work at all, and less than 14 percent work full-time jobs year round...

GOP Wants Vote on Alternative Health Care Plan

House Republicans are seeking a vote on a health care plan that would serve as an alternative to Obamacare...

Debunking the Biggest Obamacare Myths

For years, the Obama administration has propagated a number of popular myths about Obamacare. But despite promises, millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to the law...

The Free Market Leads to Better Health Care Outcomes

The VA budget could be divided into equal shares for every veteran, allowing them to purchase private insurance and use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which maximize patient choice and control over their care and their money...

Increases in Federal Health Grants to States

Medicaid constitutes nearly two-thirds of federal grant money, making it the largest federal grant issued to the states...


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