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Republican Alternatives to Obamacare the President Forgot

Yevgeniy Feyman | 01/28/2014

As can be expected in a mid-term election year, last night’s State of the Union speech was a doozy. This time around, the President promised Americans everything from retirement security and tax reform, to immigration reform

e21 Asks: If You Could Repeal One Part of Obamacare, What Would It Be?

e21 | 01/27/2014

As the costs of Obamacare continue to become clearer to the general public,  E21 asked our readers, “If it were possible to repeal just one part of Obamacare, what would you do?”

FDA Saves Ivy League Students but Leaves Others in the Waiting Room

Jared Meyer | 01/24/2014

The Food and Drug Administration is at it again. Despite a recent outbreak of type B meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the FDA will not allow students to be vaccinated against the disease


Unwinding Obamacare

James C. Capretta | 01/21/2014

Obamacare is no longer a theoretical proposition. It is now being implemented, if with some notable exceptions for the portions of the law the Obama administration finds particularly inconvenient. Millions of Americans are experiencing its consequences directly


New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 01/21/2014

Two provisions in lengthy proposed regulations published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Federal Register on January 10 would deprive seniors of vital drugs and make it more difficult for them to see their doctors.

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6 Major Hurdles to Implementing Obamacare

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 01/16/2014

Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Wednesday in Halbig v. Sebelius that people who sign up for health insurance on federal exchanges in 34 states can get subsidies, disappointing those who thought that the courts would strike down the subsidies.


Obamacare—One; Rule of Law—Zero

Tom Miller | 01/16/2014

U.S. District Court Judge Paul Friedman upheld yesterday in Halbig, et al., v. Sebelius, et al an Internal Revenue Service rule that authorized the payment of premium assistance tax credits in federal-run health exchanges. The plaintiffs had argued that

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Why Slower Healthcare Cost Inflation Isn’t Fixing Medicare Finances

Charles Blahous | 01/14/2014

Followers of the national healthcare policy debate may have noticed an interesting recent turn. After the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s troubled rollout, the law’s supporters


Better Health Insurance doesn’t Equal Better Healthcare

Paul Howard | 01/09/2014

New data from the Oregon Medicaid expansion study—examining a 2008 lottery where 30,000 random winners, all low-income uninsured people, got the opportunity to apply for Medicaid—gives fodder for critics of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. The study found


Health Insurance for Everyone?

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 12/25/2013

The American people deserve a Christmas gift: permission to buy lower-cost, catastrophic health insurance on the exchanges. Such insurance offers protection for major illnesses but not for routine care.

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