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Health Issues

Obamacare Health Insurance COOPs Are Unraveling

The cooperative business model is ill-suited to an industry requiring vast amounts of capital mandated by insurance regulations...

FCC versus Your Health

Allowing FCC's new rules to happen would cause the most promising area of innovation in U.S. health care to blow up on the launching pad...

Obamacare Chooses Winners and Losers

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are going to be big winners under Obamacare. Let us just make sure that patients and quality of care are not the losers...

The Costs of the Affordable Care Act Still High

Between 2014 and 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects $2.757 trillion in spending for private insurance overhead...

Market Based Reforms Could Improve Obamacare

Congress should replace the ACA's star-rating system for rebates and instead rebate 100 percent of the difference directly to the senior...

Obamacare's Hard Hitting Overhead Costs

Overhead is expected to make up 45 percent of all federal spending related to the Affordable Care Act...

Alabama's Medicaid Drug Program

Medicaid consumes over one-third of Alabama's General Fund, and costs state and federal taxpayers nearly $6 billion annually...

Obamacare Failed to Provide Individuals with Access to Affordable Care

Five years after passage, the ACA has failed to reduce the cost of care and provide individuals with access to affordable care...

An Obamacare Loss in King v. Burwell Could Cost States $721 Billion

If the Court rules against the administration in the high-stakes case of King v. Burwell, an estimated 9.8 million people could become uninsured in states that rely on the federal exchange...

Certificate-of-Need Programs Do Not Increase Health Care for the Poor

Currently, 36 states and the District of Columbia prohibit entry or expansion of healthcare facilities through "certificate-of-need" (CON) programs...


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