When President Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, nobody realized the program would grow to its current size.
Much ado has been made about Obamacares contraceptive mandate. Democrats wanted to make contraceptives more affordable by mandating health plans provide contraceptive coverage.
On June 25, the Supreme Court upheld health insurance subsidies in states that rely on the federal exchange. The 6-to-3 majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. A National Journal headline proclaimed John Roberts Saves Obamacare, Again, explaining It's also the second time in three years Roberts has helped pull Obamacare back from the brink of disaster.
Americans proudly support locally-owned business whenever they can.
A Congressional bill introduced today in the House Ways and Means Committee would help control reported abuse from beyond the grave but first Ill explain the situation.
The new Congress is expected to consider legislation to repeal some of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax on over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription drugs is one they should consider repealing. Depending on your health plan and location, the tax on OTC medications essentially doubles the cost of these drugs.
?Drug therapy is growing more complex and costly! So-called specialty drugs are gradually displacing traditional drugs as the primary component of drug spending. The market is expanding rapidly. Only about 10 such drugs were available 20 years ago but today there are more than 300.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a negative impact on seniors' access to care. Much of the funding for the ACA is derived by cutting $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade. One major cut includes a 25 percent fee reduction to physicians who treat Medicare enrollees.
Marriage is on the decline, and some of that may be due to marriage penalties in the federal tax code and in government welfare programs.
The Obama administration, health care providers, and advocates for the poor have all been touting the supposed benefits of Medicaid expansion. What is missing from the proponents’ claims of huge windfalls is a thorough discussion of the costs, obstacles, alternatives, and potential pitfalls that make Medicaid expansion a bad deal for states.
Every day, millions of American consumers go shopping. In the process, they compare the prices and quality of goods and services ranging from groceries to cellular telephone service to fast food to housing. But that daily ritual changes when it comes to comparing prices for medical care — the only major sector of our economy where consumers typically do not make decisions based on comparison shopping.
As drug coverage has become more common, special interests (mainly pharmacy trade groups) are pressuring lawmakers to impose self-serving regulations on health insurance drug plans.
As focus turns towards the oral arguments in the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of certain provisions in the 2010 health care law, another provision in the law, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), has flown largely under the radar.