Daily Policy Digest
|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...
|Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health
At its core, Obamacare is a health and income redistribution scheme...
|Is Health Inflation Really Quite Tame?
Many observers believe medical price inflation is tame...
|Affordable Health Plans Have Gone Extinct; Obamacare Killed them Off
The Affordable Care Act was designed to force most Americans to buy something unaffordable so a few high-cost individuals can get coverage for less than they otherwise would...
|Ted Cruz and Health Reform
Ted Cruz' actions on health reform have been superior to many of his colleagues...
|Health Construction Collapses in December
Construction of new health facilities collapsed in December, shrinking 3.2 percent since November, while other construction eked out growth of 0.2 percent...
|GDP: Health Services Comprise 39 Percent of Growth
Friday's advance release of Q4 GDP showed the production of goods actually shrank in the fourth quarter...
|Obamacare's Cost per Beneficiary Explodes with Shrinking Enrollment
The Congressional Budget Office's latest budget estimate shows Obamacare's costs per beneficiary have exploded, as enrollment in Obamacare's broken exchanges collapses to 13 million people...