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Health Issues

The New Technologies Changing Medicine

Economists are expecting a 21 percent increase in information technology jobs in the health care industry by the end of the decade...

Analyst Estimates Obamacare Will Increase Number of Uninsured

By the end of the decade, the United States' health system will be in worse shape than it was before the Affordable Care Act...

Do We Need Male and Female Equality in Health Research?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will now require all NIH-funded experiments to use equal numbers of male and female animals when testing new drugs...

Subsidizing Electronic Health Records Fails to Deliver

Since 2009, the federal government has sent $26 billion in taxpayer dollars to hospitals and doctors that have installed electronic health records...

Why Are Doctors So Unhappy?

Doctors across America are disillusioned with their careers and the medical industry in general...

Federal Reserve Surveys Show Impact of Obamacare on Businesses

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, close to 29 percent of firms report having increased the prices that they charge to consumers due to the ACA...

Using Life Expectancy to Measure Inequality

There are better ways to assess equality across the world: life expectancy and the distribution of education...

CBO Report Shows Impact of Obamacare

Between 2014 and 2024, health care spending among government health care programs will rise significantly...

Obama Administration Changes Religious Accommodation

The Obama administration has proposed a new change to the Affordable Care Act's religious accommodation for religiously affiliated employers...

Medical Device Tax Not Producing Projected Revenue

One of the many new taxes in the Affordable Care Act is the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales...


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