Health policy experts come together to answer the question, “What alternative is there to the Affordable Care Act?”
This forum about medical malpractice and defensive medicine will examine recent research that suggests several empirical cracks in the conventional storyline.
We are still waiting for a company to have breakout success in the healthcare field of applied data science. While there are numerous obstacles to overcome, those that figure out the human elements of this field will be successful.
Obamacare basically gave the Administration the authority to act unilaterally to pose control over drug pricing which means that the Administration can do a lot to control drug prices.
The paper investigates the selection effects of tied health insurance – where workers lose insurance upon retirement from their employer. These contracts encourage later retirement, but among which workers? Contrary to conventional wisdom, tied contracts are shown to generate advantageous selection on health characteristics.
The ACA provides government agencies the right to unilaterally impose price restrictions on drugs, which will inevitably stifle innovation and hurt patients.
Although long-term savings are expected on paper from the ACA’s Medicare productivity adjustment factor, this yearly cut in hospital payments will eventually lead to losses, making it unsustainable over time.
Hillary Clinton at the last Democratic debate: “I wanna build on and improve the Affordable Care Act.”
A threat by UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer, to exit the Obamacare plans after 2016 is a sign of the industry’s growing angst about the viability of the federal exchanges.
As Obamacare evolves into a Medicaid marketplace, insurance companies, such as United, may altogether stop offering health insurance on the public exchanges.
The $4 billion expended annually on breast cancer overdiagnosis and false positives would be better spent on treatment and on research to determine which detected cancers are truly dangerous and need treatment, and which can be left alone.
The December issue of AEI’s Political Report looks back at public opinion on terrorism and the situation in Syria in the months leading up to the attacks in Paris and assesses the strength of the Tea Party, what Americans think about a third party, and strong partisan divisions on the role of government.