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    Majority of Americans believe Obamacare ruling should stand

    According to a poll that was recently conducted, a majority of Americans believe the most recent Obamacare ruling, invalidating the entire law, should stand. Survey respondents were asked to answer the following: In December, a federal judge in Texas ruled that…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2019
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    Republicans need to take back the healthcare debate

    An article from The Hill raises an important question that I always find myself asking when I think about Republican’s struggle to dominate the health care debate: Why don’t Republican’s discuss actual policy proposals when debating healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2019
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    Scary headline overlooks positive experiences

    Families have found nontraditional ways to meet a basic need with less regulation and lower costs. The headline warns “experts are concerned,” but the families are generally happy with their experience. This time, experts are not wringing their hands about “unaccountable” charter schools,  but about health care sharing ministries. The…
    Joseph Coletti, December 17, 2018
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    Obesity itself is not a health problem

    “Everything you know about obesity is wrong.” Whether you believe fat people are failures, skinny people are health, diets work, or exercise will make you thin, it is not necessarily true. Since 1959, research has shown that 95 to 98 percent of attempts to lose weight fail and that…
    Joseph Coletti, September 20, 2018
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    Is the ACA in Trouble?

    That’s the subtitle of a recent Volokh Conspiracy blogpost in which Jonathan Adler discusses an Obamacare challenge that’s currently being litigated in Texas. Adler’s no fan of the Affordable Care Act. Nevertheless, as far as this particular challenge is concerned, in Adler’s view the answer is decidely, “No”:…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
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    ACA back in court

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) faces its latest challenge in court today. Twenty state attorneys general are bringing a suit against the federal government, asking a north Texas judge to halt the enforcement of the law beginning Jan. 1st of 2019.
    Jordan Roberts, September 5, 2018
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    Medicaid expansion cuts health spending on poor children

    Alyssia Finley explains the perverse consequences of Medicaid expansion‘s higher federal payments for single working-age adults in Medicaid expansion compared to traditional recipients like children in low-income families and people with disabilities. What seems to have happened is this: Recall that for the pre-ObamaCare Medicaid populations—those disabled and sick…
    Joseph Coletti, July 26, 2018
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    Nobody needs to be coerced to get better results

    Employer-provided health insurance shields workers from the cost of care and the cost of insurance, distorting the market for health care in two ways. Large premium increases also take money that could have gone to wages. In spite of these harms, most medium-sized and large employers provided insurance to their…
    Joseph Coletti, July 9, 2018