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ACA

Good or bad, it’s a reality; more insurance generally means more spending.

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WHO

The international body should recommend that the ban on DDT should be reversed, in order to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika and malaria, a protistan parasite that has no cure.

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Health

Why can’t we deploy, in health care, the same forces that are improving quality and lowering costs in virtually every other sector of the economy? 

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Blame Demographics for Income Inequality

Many experts agree that natural demographic changes and lifetime income cycles distort common income inequality measurements in the United States. In short, there are a lot more middle-aged and old people now than there used to be, and older people by-in-large have more money than their younger counterparts because they have been earning money longer. Old people are certainly to blame, while they are paradoxically not at fault.

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GM Salmon Is Just the Beginning

Based on the clear scientific evidence, extensive safety precautions, and notable positive effects on consumers and the environment, allowing GM salmon sales is a clear decision. One can only hope that future agricultural innovations are able to reach consumers much faster than GM salmon. 

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The tax has long been on shaky political ground and the new law considerably reduces the chances of its ever taking effect.

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Healthcare

While the parties remain at loggerheads over the ACA as a whole, they nevertheless retain certain joint responsibilities concerning the law.  One of them is to prevent the ACA’s risk corridors from becoming a taxpayer-financed bailout of health insurance companies.  

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Obama

Insurance companies shouldn’t get government money now that their bet is going the wrong way.

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Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempts to facilitate insurance coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions through the combination of a comprehensive coverage mandate, guaranteed issue, and community rating, among other provisions. The essays in this series validate the Mercatus Center’s solicitation of multiple perspectives, from several leading health policy experts, on the best alternatives to this controversial approach. 

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Affordable Care Act

After all, as of January 2014, insurers are barred from excluding such conditions from their policies, even for short periods, by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Moreover, insurers are no longer allowed to charge higher-than-average premiums to consumers with higher-than-average expected health costs. In short, many would say the ACA has solved the problem, so there’s nothing more that needs to be discussed.

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