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Trump's Health Proposal is Still an Enigma; Needs to Work

Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently released his health policy proposal, which includes many Republican ideas...

Health Jobs Still Growing Faster Than Other Jobs

Friday's jobs report was greeted as good news, with nonfarm payroll increasing by 242,000 jobs in February. Health services jobs accounted for 38,000 (16 percent) of the growth...

Bipartisan Agreement to Destroy Medicare As We Know It, But Not Quickly Enough

The Administration recently announced it has exceeded its goal of tying 30 percent of Medicare payments to "quality." Yet, savings are trivial, perhaps non-existent...

Ten Percent of Cancer Drug Spending is Wasted

A study published in the BMJ concludes that $1.8 billion of the $18 billion spent on the 20 most expensive cancer drugs in the U.S. is wasted due to over-sized vials...

Is Telehealth Another Health Care Silo?

Is telehealth breaking down the health care silos? Probably not...

Massive Fraud Likely in Obamacare Exchange Subsidies

Eleven of twelve "secret shoppers" who applied for subsidized Obamacare exchange coverage, despite being ineligible, were enrolled with subsidies...

Other Peoples' Money is No Way to Finance Health Care

Many families are paying $12,000 to $15,000 for family health coverage with deductibles so high they cannot afford to see a doctor...

MIT Researchers Say Health Care Loans Could Make Costly Drugs Affordable

MIT researchers discuss a novel way for patients to afford breakthrough medications they otherwise could not afford: health care loans...

Will Drug Companies' Price Firewall Melt?

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll brings dire news for innovative drug companies: 83 percent of respondents favor a policy "allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries"...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Spending 29 Percent of Growth

Obamacare is not bending the cost curve...


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