Obamacare and after: Even with insurance, American medical care can be ruinous | The Economist

ALTHOUGH Donald Trump occasionally pokes it in the ribs, the fight seems to have gone out of the Republican effort to reform America’s health-care system. That is a shame, not because the first attempt at reform was well-judged, but because Continue reading Obamacare and after: Even with insurance, American medical care can be ruinous | The Economist

Proof that Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially

Two scholars at the renowned Brookings Institution, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg, have published an analysis finding that “average premiums in the individual market actually dropped significantly upon implementation of the ACA [Affordable Care Act].” This contrasts with a plethora Continue reading Proof that Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially

Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work

Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing Continue reading Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work

Leftist Health Care vs. Affordable, Accessible, Abundant Care

Attempted Solutions As we consider the following attempted solutions, observe that in each case health care is treated as an entitlement rather than a commodity, and that health insurance (or “coverage”) is conflated with health care. We will look first Continue reading Leftist Health Care vs. Affordable, Accessible, Abundant Care

CVS MinuteClinics to relieve stress on Phoenix VA, open doors to many veterans in Arizona

Veterans in the Phoenix VA Health Care System can now get immediate medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries from CVS MinuteClinics under a pilot project announced Tuesday. The program will be open to about 120,000 veterans, enabling them to Continue reading CVS MinuteClinics to relieve stress on Phoenix VA, open doors to many veterans in Arizona

Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017

Canada has taken a major step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation that would allow adults to possess, share and purchase marijuana, while also strengthening penalties for those who give or sell the Continue reading Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017

Arizona Governor Asks Licensing Boards to Justify their Regulatory Standards

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is re-examining licensing regulations after a state board cracked down on a cosmetology student for giving free haircuts to homeless people. Ducey signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring the state’s 27 occupational licensing boards to justify Continue reading Arizona Governor Asks Licensing Boards to Justify their Regulatory Standards