A poll by a leading health services research organization indicates that American public opinion on the Affordable Care Act – colloquially known as “Obamacare” – remains evenly divided along partisan lines.[…]
Category: Health Care
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Private sector health insurance exchanges, being offered as an alternative to the public exchanges created under Obamacare, are flourishing, according to recent reports in the print editions of both Barron’s and[…]
The number of health care administrators employed by hospitals and large medical practices in the U.S. has soared by approximately 500 percent since the passage of the Affordable Care Act,[…]
A proposal to reform military health care benefits, with free market insurance options for spouses of servicemen and women, has been scrapped by the House Armed Services Committee. Contending with[…]
Research by the National Conference of State Legislatures suggests that with fewer Americans today smoking traditional cigarettes, a revenue stream that states have depended upon is rapidly decreasing.
Seven articles in the May 2015 issue of the medical journal Addiction examine the public policy implications of new research findings that demonstrate cocaine consumption in the U.S. has dropped[…]
The CEO of one of America’s largest health insurance companies, Humana, this week told shareholders that it is the company’s position that every American inherently has “a right” to receive health[…]
As many as 6 million people are facing higher taxes today because they decided the insurance offered to them under the Affordable Care Act was not worth the price, even after government subsidies. Another 3.4 million people will pay higher taxes because they failed to accurately predict their income when they obtained their insurance.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of King v. Burwell will come out within the next three months. Because the Obama administration did not follow its own law as passed by congressional Democrats and signed by President Obama, that decision will turn Obamacare inside out, creating chaos in health insurance and health care.
Findings published this month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a leading research publication, show that “preventable hospitalizations” of poor patients remained “high,” even after they were provided with state[…]
A new, federal excise tax of 40 percent on health insurance benefits – once labeled the ‘Cadillac Tax’ by liberal activists — will slam unionized government employees most harshly in 20 U.S. states. The massive tax increase comes from a specific section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was written in 2009 to raise revenue and offset the billions of dollars required to cover previously uninsured Americans under the Obamacare legislation.
While the war over the use and taxation of electronic cigarettes wages, Dutch company E-njoint has started selling a new marijuana-flavored “e-joint” that will almost certainly lead to controversial legal[…]
Florida Republicans are considering legislation to create a “free market” alternative to Medicaid. But, they only plan to put the market-oriented program into practice if the new federal expansion of the health insurance program for the poor fails.
Health care insurance coverage for most Americans, under Obamacare, is simply “not worth the price,” writes Grace-Marie Turner, of the Galen Institute, in her recent column on the continuing policy fiasco in Forbes online.
Obamacare recently passed the five-year milestone, and etiquette would suggest an anniversary gift is in order for the politicians who passed and implemented the law. The traditional gift for five-year anniversaries is wood, and the more modern gift is silver. In this case, I’d recommend silver pieces – more than 29 but fewer than 31 – in light of the betrayal against American workers this law represents.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Health Care News Sean Parnell speaks with Devon Herrick. Herrick, a senior fellow in health care policy at the National Center for Policy Analysis, discusses the fifth anniversary of Obamacare and what the touted drop in the number of uninsured really means.