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Pittsburgh Insurer Highmark Swings for the Fences on Obamacare Bailout

Health insurers have not had much to cheer about lately, when it comes to Obamacare...

DC Federal District Court: Obamacare's Cost-Sharing Subsidies Illegal

D.C. Federal District Court has ruled the cost sharing reductions in Obamacare are unconstitutional because they were never appropriated by Congress...

House Republicans, Conservatives Applaud Court Ruling on Funding of Obamacare Subsidies

If the decision striking down the ACA’s cost-sharing provision stands, it will likely hasten the demise of Obamacare...

Consumer Price Index: Medical Inflation Finally Under Control

The Consumer Price Index for April confirmed medical inflation is matching the broad measure of price changes...

Federal Bill Aims to Speed OTC Birth Control Efforts

Research from the NCPA on how transitioning birth control to over-the-counter would affect costs is cited in this article from the Pharmacy Times...

Congressional Brief: NCPA Health Reform Agenda

Health reform must replace Obamacare with increased flexibility in health plan design...

Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse Is Being Ignored

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances would allow for better tracking of opioid prescriptions and identify those exhibiting drug-seeking behavior...

Strong Opposition to Change in Part B Drug Reimbursements

A recent proposal to change how doctors are paid for oncology drugs has drawn opposition from Congress...

Federal Health Bureaucracy Growing? Don't Blame (Just) Obamacare

The burden of bureaucratic paperwork in health care has increased linearly since at least 2005...

Health Services Jobs Grow Three Times Faster Than Other Jobs

Health services jobs grew over three times faster than non-health, nonfarm civilian jobs in April...


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