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Health Issues

Can the Poor Afford ObamaCare?

Even with subsidies, insurance is going to remain unaffordable to swaths of Americans under the Affordable Care Act...

British Experience Shows Problems with Government-Run Health Care

A recent European Commission report found that Britain has fewer doctors per person than nearly every other European country (that's only 2.71 doctors for every 1,000 people)...

State CON Laws Drive up Health Care Costs

Health care costs in Certificate of Need states are 11 percent higher than in non-Certificate of Need states...

The 2014 ObamaCare Tax Wave

The health insurance tax, set to go into effect this year, would increase health insurance premiums by more than $2,800 per person and $6,800 per family over a decade...

Millionaires on Medicaid

Fifteen percent of the elderly in the middle income quintile receive Medicaid benefits, 8 percent in the upper-middle quintile receive benefits and 5 percent in the top quintile receive Medicaid benefits...

Walmart Health Plan Better Than ObamaCare

A Walmart premium for a nonsmoking, 60-year-old couple would cost $134 per month; the unsubsidized ObamaCare premium for that same couple could cost $1,365 per month...

Small Businesses Weigh Sending Sick Workers to ObamaCare Exchanges

If companies shift only their sickest employees into marketplace coverage, the practice could damage the marketplaces...

It's Time to Rethink Health Insurance

Over the last 10 years, Americans have begun to view health insurance as a mechanism that pays for all types of medical care, even the most routine expenses...

Medicaid Expansion Drives up Visits to Emergency Room

A group of 10,000 low-income Oregon residents who recently obtained Medicaid coverage visited ERs 40 percent more often than those without insurance...

Hospice Industry Games Medicare to Make Billions

The proportion of patients who were discharged alive from hospice care rose about 50 percent between 2002 and 2012...


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