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Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Over One Third of Growth

Last week's advance estimate of GDP for the first quarter (usually subject to significant future revision) showed very weak growth dominated by spending on health services...

Health Status Related to Income, Not Insurance

An extremely thorough analysis of changes in incomes and mortality in the United States, 2001 through 2014, demonstrates how important incomes are to health status...

Health Construction Boomlet Continues

The boomlet in health construction, first noted in last month’s Census Bureau release, continued in March. Health facilities construction starts grew 1.6 percent...

The Health Care Gold Rush is Bankrupting America

There's a health care Gold Rush of sorts where drug makers and hospitals test the limits to see how high prices can rise. It doesn't have to be this way...

Are Prescription Drug Prices Becoming as Meaningless as Hospital Charges?

A few years ago, patients benefitted from low, transparent prices for generic drugs dispensed by pharmacies...

Health Reform through Tax Credits

The Republican Obamacare replacement plan will likely include refundable tax credits...

Administration Still Bailing Insurers Out of Obamacare Exchanges

The Obama Administration refuses to concede defeat in its struggle to save Obamacare's exchanges...

Obamacare's Unintended Consequences: People Buy Short-Term Policies

Obamacare has driven individual health insurance premiums up so high people are forgoing comprehensive coverage in favor of short-term policies...

U.S. Health Spending Is Not an Economic Burden

Health spending consumes a higher share of output in the United States than in other countries...

Politicians' Plans to Raise Prescription Drug Costs are Creating Headaches for Consumers

Removing drug price ceilings could cause prescription drug costs to skyrocket, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary at Townhall...


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