Daily Policy Digest

Health Issues

$4.8 Billion Spent on Exchanges

The federal government has spent $4.8 billion on federal and state health care exchanges...

Tweaking E-Cigarette Regulations

The White House has weakened proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes...

Government Can't Resolve Obamacare Inconsistencies

Recent reports have identified millions of "inconsistencies" regarding citizenship and residency status of those who enrolled in Obamacare...

Rising Healthcare Premiums

In nine of the 10 states that have filed their proposed 2015 insurance rates, the largest health insurers are increasing premiums between 8.5 percent and 22.8 percent...

Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Case

The Supreme Court upheld the right for closely-held corporations to refuse to provide contraceptives to their employees under the Affordable Care Act...

ACA Predictions Borne Out

Pundits and analysts made a number of predictions about the Affordable Care Act when it was enacted...

Medicaid Wasted $14.4 Billion in Improper Payments

Billions of dollars in Medicaid payments were made for treatments that were never provided or services that were not covered by the Medicaid program...

Understanding Medicaid Provider Fees

To increase funding, 49 states institute provider fees, commonly called "hospital taxes" or "bed taxes"...

Reforming Medicaid

Converting federal funding of Medicaid to a fixed sum of money would give states incentives to manage Medicaid dollars more effectively...

CBO: It's Not Possible to Analyze Obamacare Costs

Americans may never get an accurate projection of Obamacare's impact on the deficit...


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