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Health Issues

Small Business Owners Staying Away From ObamaCare

Some states have launched online health insurance exchanges for Small Business Health Option Plans under ObamaCare, but enrollment has been low -- only 5,000 employees in New York have signed up for the plans...

The ObamaCare Carnival of Perverse Incentives

The new health reform law gives insurance buyers and sellers perverse incentives to behave in ways that create problems such as narrow doctor networks, says John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Affordable Care Act Program Encourages In-Home Care

A new program in the Affordable Care Act encourages in-home care rather than nursing home care for the elderly...

Target to Drop Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers

Target said it will end health insurance for part-time employees, joining Trader Joe's, Home Depot and other retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from ObamaCare...

Primary Care Doctors Will Become More Scarce

Due to the Affordable Care Act, there will be an estimated additional 15 million to 24 million primary care visits, which would mean that the United States will need an additional 4,307 to 6,940 primary care doctors by 2019...

Medicare's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook Not Good

Medicare's long-term costs are likely to be higher than currently projected, not lower...

Six Major Hurdles to Implementing ObamaCare

A new report shows that only 2.2 million people enrolled for health insurance plans in the exchanges in October through December, compared to a forecast of 7 million...

Can the Poor Afford ObamaCare?

Even with subsidies, insurance is going to remain unaffordable to swaths of Americans under the Affordable Care Act...

British Experience Shows Problems with Government-Run Health Care

A recent European Commission report found that Britain has fewer doctors per person than nearly every other European country (that's only 2.71 doctors for every 1,000 people)...

State CON Laws Drive up Health Care Costs

Health care costs in Certificate of Need states are 11 percent higher than in non-Certificate of Need states...


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