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UnitedHealthcare Cries Uncle

On Tuesday, April 19, UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley announced that the company would be pulling out of most of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA), or Obamacare, marketplace exchanges.  This announcement did not come as a surprise.  On November...

April 21, 2016
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Lawyering Up Over Labels

On November 13, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule that would allow generic pharmaceutical firms to provide new safety information and update a drug’s label without first getting FDA approval, even though doing so...

April 19, 2016
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State AGs Attack First Amendment

Last March, Citizens Against Government Waste wrote in its monthly newsletter, WasteWatcher, that scientists, engineers, and economists have and are continuing to push back against the anthropogenic (man-made) global warming hypothesis.  In other...

April 12, 2016
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Congress’s “Gift” to Obamacare

Yesterday was the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) sixth anniversary. Better known as Obamacare, the law’s popularity since inception has never been above 50 percent according to RealClear Politics’ (RCP) polling data.

March 24, 2016
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Pushing Back on the Global Warming Hypothesis

When it comes to global warming, President Obama has often said “the science is settled.”  If that is so then it does not make sense that 300 scientists, engineers, economists, and others sent a letter on January 25, 2016, supporting the House...

March 18, 2016
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Obamacare Further Immerses Itself Between Doctor and Patient

Citizens Against Government Waste’s February Waste Watcher, “Obamacare’s Cerberus,” discussed concerns with three organizations created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. They are the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (...

March 11, 2016
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Trump Releases His Healthcare Plan

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been vague and contradictory about the kind of healthcare reform plan he would offer to replace Obamacare. He has previously talked about having a government-run system, a mandate to purchase health insurance...

March 4, 2016
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Breaking the Law – Again

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law on March 2010, the Obama administration has changed the law 43 times without Congressional approval. The Galen Institute has been keeping track of these administrative changes,...

February 19, 2016
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Obamacare’s Cerberus

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law.  The debate over controversial Obamacare initiatives is ongoing, particularly whether the law will lead to rationing and price-controls that are seen in single-payer or...

February 18, 2016

Pharmaceutical Price Controls: A Prescription for Disaster

February 10, 2016
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Rogue "Drug" Companies Face Congress

On Thursday, February 4, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled, “Developments in the Prescription Drug Market.”

February 5, 2016
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CBO's Obamacare Enrollment Numbers: Not Looking Good

There has not been much news coverage on a January 25, 2016 Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report: “Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026.” The likely reason is the news about the Affordable Care Act is not good.  However, some health...

January 29, 2016