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Audit: HHS Failure to Screen Obamacare Contract Recipients Cost Taxpayers $400M

Audit: HHS Failure to Screen Obamacare Contract Recipients Cost Taxpayers $400M

An internal investigation into how the federal government awarded contracts for developing and building the Affordable Care Act’s most important public element — the online exchanges that were to be used by millions of Americans to purchase health insurance — has found the process was ...

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The Outpatient Surgery Business Rains Cash: Nobilis Health's Harry Fleming

 Nobilis Health Corp. has invented a genuine recipe for success: Provide outpatient surgical services with high profit margins and saturate a local consumer health market with advertising. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Nobilis' president Harry Fleming explains exactly how ...

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Obamacare Enrollments Slow to a Trickle

Obamacare Enrollments Slow to a Trickle

Only 102,000 people enrolled in Obamacare via the federally operated exchange during the week of December 27 – January 2, bringing the total to 6.5 million. This supports my previous expectation that Obamacare enrollment is petering out.

Charles Gaba at acasignups.net figures about two ...

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Medicaid Expansion Does Not Create Healthcare Jobs

Medicaid Expansion Does Not Create Healthcare Jobs

Ani Turner of the Altarum Institute has examined the growth in healthcare jobs in states which expanded Medicaid versus those which did not expand Medicaid.

This preliminary analysis shows that the recent acceleration in health care job growth should not be attributed primarily to Medicaid ...

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This Photo is Worth a Thousand Words Explaining Obamacare’s Perverse Incentives

This Photo is Worth a Thousand Words Explaining Obamacare’s Perverse Incentives

One theme of NCPA’s Health Policy Blog is that health insurers in Obamacare’s exchange plans have perverse incentives to attract healthy patients and deter sick ones from enrolling. This is because the law forbids insurers from charging premiums that reflect applicants’ likelihood of incurring high ...

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Bye, Bye “Bailout”: CROmnibus Takes a Small but Important Bite out of Obamacare

Bye, Bye “Bailout”: CROmnibus Takes a Small but Important Bite out of Obamacare

The CROmnibus, with which the lame-duck Congress keeps the government open in 2015, takes small but important steps to repeal Obamacare. For the short term, the most important anti-Obamacare achievement is eliminating taxpayers’ liability for Obamacare’s risk corridors, often described as a ...

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Dumbing Down America: How Would You Do It?

Dumbing Down America: How Would You Do It?

Suppose someone wanted to dumb down a country. How would they accomplish this?

In fact, no research is required. We don't need to speculate about what the most brilliant Pavlonians might do.

American public schools have been dumbing down students for most of a century. The best techniques ...

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Post-Obamacare Reform: Will Health Insurers Be Redeemed?

Robert Pear of the New York Times recently described the “symbiotic” relationship between the Obama administration and health insurers. It was not always so:

But since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the relationship between the Obama administration and insurers has evolved into a ...

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The “Average” Obamacare Rate Hike May Be Much Lower than Advertised — and That Indicates More Adverse Selection

The “Average” Obamacare Rate Hike May Be Much Lower than Advertised — and That Indicates More Adverse Selection

Now that we are on the third day of open enrollment, it may be time to puncture the balloon of “tame” Obamacare premium hikes. There has been a drumbeat of positive news about premiums in the Obamacare exchanges. Here are some of the higher profile reports:

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