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Health Issues

What is the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program was started to provide supplementary income to hospitals that provided care to low-income Americans...

Another Bogus Attack on Wisconsin Medicaid

Opponents continue to heap criticism on the state of Wisconsin for its refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...

How Medical Benefits Used to Work

Historically, medical care in communities in Britain was provided by mutual aid organizations, who cooperated to provide benefits for their members...

Risky Business: Will Taxpayers Bail Out Health Insurers?

The Affordable Care Act established three mechanisms to handle insurers' risks: risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors...

FDA Onion Regulation Has No Safety Benefits

A new FDA proposal will impose heavy costs on onion farmers...

Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years

With federal approval, a waiver allows states to tweak the Medicaid program in order to fit the needs of their residents...

Have Faster FDA Approvals Caused Drug Safety Problems?

A new study contends that the FDA has rushed drug approval and threatened patient safety. NCPA Senior Fellow John Graham debunks that claim...

Walmart Enters the Health Care Market

By January 2015, Walmart will be operating a dozen primary care clinics across the country...

E-Cigarette Regulations Threaten Public Health

The FDA would require producers of new e-cigarette products to file applications with the federal government before they put them on the market...

Will the FDA Challenge State Right to Try Laws?

It can take a physician up to 100 hours to submit an application to the FDA for a patient to use an experimental drug under the agency's compassionate use program...


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