healthcare

If there are any truths to hang your hat on in the ongoing debate about the future of American healthcare, it’s this one: Medicare is really expensive. At a whopping $509 Billion in total expenditures in 2010, it is a behemoth of an expense on the federal budget, accounting for 12...
10/02/2012
News/Resource
The New York Times Editorial Board has raised another problem with declaring the Medicaid exception unconstitutional: Many people who live below the poverty line are likely to be left without healthcare coverage all together. This is especially true in the seven states that have already committed...
07/06/2012
Blog
The Supreme Court's ruling on the healthcare mandate was bittersweet. The Affordable Care Act's greatest virtue was the expansion of Medicaid to include all persons under 133 percent of the poverty line. That meant that every family of four earning less than roughly $31,000 would be covered; that...
07/02/2012
Blog
It is weird how vehemently conservatives have attacked the individual mandate -- and are still attacking it now, after their erstwhile hero, Justice Roberts, said it could stand. The mandate is a quintessential conservative idea, which explains why it emerged from the Heritage Foundation. A central...
06/28/2012
Blog
Let’s call today family day, since all families should be rejoicing about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obama’s health care law. I know I am. The law increases coverage for more than 30 million uninsured Americans, including children who were legally denied because...
06/28/2012
Blog
In my last post, I discussed the findings of a recent study that demonstrated that even after controlling for higher operating costs and expensive medical education in the United States, American doctors charged more for the same procedures than their counterparts in five comparable countries. Now...
10/13/2011
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