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Health Issues

Obama's Paid Sick Leave Policy Will Hurt Workers

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night called for seven days of paid sick leave for American workers...

Expanding Medicaid in Texas? Not a Good Idea

Texas is one of the many states that refused to expand its Medicaid program to cover adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level...

UK Shows Problem with Government-Rationed Care

Britain's National Health Service has announced that patients will no longer have access to six breast cancer drugs...

The Benefits of Concierge Medicine and Third-Party-Free Practices

Without insurance billing, doctors save 40 percent on average in administrative expenses...

Uninsured Rate Drops, but Medicaid Enrollment Climbs

The majority (60 percent) of the newly insured are actually on Medicaid...

Repealing the Medical Device Tax

The medical device tax imposes a 2.3 percent tax on revenue of medical device manufacturers and importers...

Litigation Update: the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is now law, but controversy over the bill is far from over...

FDA Testing Needs Reform

It now costs from $500 million to a whopping $2 billion to get a drug to market...

Health Care Costs Rising? Get a Health Savings Account

A decade ago, out-of-pocket health care costs were 5.3 percent of median income. Today, they are 9.6 percent of income...

Why Does the ACA Definition of Full-Time Work Matter?

Congressional Republicans are looking at changing the Affordable Care Act's definition of full-time work...


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