Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

Reforming Oklahoma's Medicaid Drug Program

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program could save Oklahoma Medicaid $1.5 billion over 10 years in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Reforming Wisconsin's Medicaid Drug Program

Integrating drug and health benefits in a statewide managed care program over the next 10 years could save Wisconsin Medicaid over $2 billion in federal and state spending, says Devon M. Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The Affordable Care Act's Risk Spreading Mechanisms

The Affordable Care Act has a number of "risk mitigation" provisions put in place to encourage insurers to join the exchanges...

ObamaCare and the Debt Crisis

From 2015 to 2024, the Congressional Budget Office projects a $7.9 trillion deficit, meaning debt held by the public would be at 80 percent of gross domestic product in 2024...

Rise of Medical Identity Theft

In 2013, 43 percent of all data breaches in the United States involving personal information were breaches of medical records...

Proposed Medicare Drug Plan Rule Would Harm Seniors and Taxpayers Alike

An estimated 14 million seniors could lose their current Medicare Part D plan and beneficiaries could see premium increases of up to 21 percent under regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

The Real Reason Health Spending Has Slowed

A 2012 Rand Corporation study found that people in Health Savings Account plans spend 21 percent less, on average, on health care in the first year...

How Shifting to Electronic Records Has Endangered Patient Privacy

In 2009, one out of every six data breaches was targeted at the health care industry...

The Affordable Care Act and the Rule of Law

The Affordable Care Act represents a breakdown in the rule of law and has done long-lasting damage to our constitutional order...

Health Care Law Will Mean 2 Million Fewer Workers

By 2021, the number of full-time positions will be reduced by 2.3 million because of the Affordable Care Act...


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