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The Unfolding Fiscal Disaster Behind ACA Enrollment Figures

Charles Blahous | 04/17/2014

Earlier this month there was tremendous press attention to new data indicating that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s health insurance exchanges had surpassed 7 million. The White House took a victory lap while much of the press, desperate to write something positive after months of reporting

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Obamacare Can Leave You Earning More by Working Less (And Why That’s Bad)

Jared Meyer, Jason Russell | 04/16/2014

Is it possible that working more could actually cost you money? The notion seems impossible, but under the subsidies and penalties of the Affordable Care Act, up to 11 million Americans could find themselves in this situation,

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CVS, Walgreens Get Helping Hand from Obama

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 04/11/2014

As the Affordable Care Act reshuffles the health-care deck, some of the winners are walk-in clinics in drugstores and supermarkets, which offer treatments for simple illnesses and provide some preventative-care services such as flu shots.

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FDA: Killing in the Name of Safety

Jared Meyer | 4/11/2014

The recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge.

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When a Republican Runs Obamacare

James C. Capretta | 04/08/2014

Though it is admittedly hard to imagine at the moment, a Republican could actually win the White House again someday.

That thought raises an interesting question: what would happen to Obamacare under such a scenario

Another Blow for Obamacare on Its Fourth Anniversary?

e21 | 03/25/2014

On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear Halbig v. Sebelius, a case that could upend the Affordable Care Act. Jacqueline Halbig and others are taking on Secretary Sebelius because under the letter of the Affordable Care Act, subsidies for insurance premiums are only available for state

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FDA’s Double Standards Turn Deadly

Jared Meyer | 03/21/2014

The Food and Drug Administration routinely lets regulatory inefficiencies and outdated practices stand in the way of medical progress. Unfortunately, as recent events show, people often pay for this failure with their lives.

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Unions Conclude Obamacare Will Make Inequality Worse

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 03/11/2014

A new report from the union UNITE HERE, entitled The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse, concludes that the Affordable Care Act will increase inequality because low-income Americans will have fewer hours of work and have to pay more for health insurance. At the same time

Obamacare Enrollment: Not Catastrophic, But Not Great

Yevgeniy Feyman | 02/13/2014

With the latest round of Obamacare enrollment numbers, the administration is once again trying to put a positive spin on the troubled health care reform. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius said, “These encouraging trends show that more Americans are enrolling every day,

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Fixing Medicare's Unsustainable Growth Rate

Yevgeniy Feyman | 02/09/2014

In a move that should amaze and astound all health policy wonks, a bipartisan repeal of Medicare’s dreaded sustainable growth rate (SGR) mechanism is in sight. It is not perfect, and will likely face unjustified budget pressures


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