Daily Policy Digest
|Obamacare Coverage Is Worse than Nothing for Most People
A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to make health coverage affordable and expand coverage. But the ACA made health care unaffordable and left the formerly-insured better off with no coverage, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick for Townhall...
|The Interstate Health Insurance Compact: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Representative Fred Upton, newly appointed to the House Republican Health Reform Task Force, has a bill with an excellent proposal: An interstate compact for health insurance...
|Believe It Or Not, the Republican Obamacare Replacement Plan Might Come Together
In this Forbes commentary, NCPA Senior Fellow John Graham says that a viable alternative to Obamacare from Congressional Republicans could be on the horizon...
|Uninsured Shoppers May Lose their Drug Discounts Unless they Find a New Card
Shoppers need to be aware that whoever their preferred pharmacy, it may inadvertently discard pharmacy discount program files as a means to post pharmacy profits...
|The Sharp Rise in the Price of Some Generic Drugs is Finally Slowing
There are a variety of reasons generic drug prices can climb, including consolidation in the supply chain as well as legal and regulatory reason...
|Increasing Medicaid Dependency Does Not Reduce "Uncompensated" Care
Ohio governor John Kasich is one of only three Republican governors who took federal Obamacare money to increase Medicaid dependency...
|Obamacare Exacerbates the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons: We Can do Better
In this Townhall commentary, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick says the reason the healthcare industry cost/benefit ratio is so poor is because the funds being spent are other people's money (OPM)...
|Believe it or Not, the Republican Obamacare Replacement Plan Might Come Together
One of proposed Republican reforms for Obamacare will almost certainly be refundable tax credits to finance health care for those who do not have employer-based benefits
|Obamacare and the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons
Obamacare increases the Tragedy of the Healthcare Commons through regulations designed to increase cross-subsidies rather than empower individuals to better manage their own medical needs...
|Will Congress Fix the Electronic Health Records Fiasco?
There is some hope that Congress will fix — at least partially — the largely bungled Electronic Health Records (EHRs) deployment on which it wasted $30 billion since 2009...