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Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid...

Ever Increasing Tax Hikes Won't Save Medicaid

After more than a year, California's politicians and health insurers have finally agreed to and passed a tax hike to finance California's Medicaid program...

Americans Think Their Health Care Is Fine, but American Health Care Is Not

Almost half the people who believe their own state's health care is excellent deny that it is excellent elsewhere in the country...

Strange Bedfellows Defending Obamacare

All the GOP candidates for president want to repeal Obamacare. However, a new report argues doing so will increase the deficit by repealing the taxes and cuts to the Medicare program that are part of the Affordable Care Act...

One Quarter of Obamacare Enrollees Dropped Out in 2015

Obamacare enrollment in 2015 dropped from 11.7 million to 8.8 million. Then 12.7 million enrolled in 2016. What explains this roller coaster ride?...

Whither Obamacare's Death Panel?

Obamacare's "death panel" is a sleeping dragon...

Advice for Trump on Health Policy

Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, rolled out his health policy agenda recently. The consensus among free-market analysts was that Trump's proposal is incomplete, has no unifying framework and needs further work...

Producer Price Index: Health Insurance Jumps as Deflation Returns

Deflation returned to the Producer Price Index (PPI) last month. The main exception -- again -- was pharmaceutical preparations, for which prices increased 1.2 percent...

Donald Trump on Drugs

Donald Trump asserts Medicare does not "bid out" prescription drug. As with all thing related to "Trumpcare," this statement requires some effort to decipher...

Health Services Revenue Grew 5.5 Percent in 2015

Health services businesses showed healthy revenue growth last year...


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