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Good Health Means More Than Visiting Your Doctor

by Walker Ray, MD and Tim Norbeck, Contributor on January 26, 2018 12:58 pm    |    Read in browser »

The conversation about how best to reform our health care system has largely centered on the battle over legislation. But what should be covered by health insurance and the cost is an often-overlooked aspect: the factors outside of the doctor’s office that help us stay healthy.



You Might Not Like The President, But That Doesn't Mean He's Crazy

by Paul Hsieh, Contributor on January 26, 2018 7:55 am    |    Read in browser »

Beware the political abuse of psychiatry.



Should the Federal Government Negotiate Drug Prices?

by Robert Book, Contributor on January 24, 2018 11:36 pm    |    Read in browser »

There are several proposals for the federal government to "negotiate" prices for prescription drugs, in order to save money. Past history shows that similar proposals usually raise prices rather than lower them, and there's no reason to think it will be any different this time.



What Republicans Don't Understand About Health Insurance, Taxes and Children

by John C. Goodman, Contributor on January 24, 2018 11:57 am    |    Read in browser »

One of the little-reported provisions in this week’s budget agreement was not short term at all. It was a 6-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), without any major reform whatsoever. Here’s why that’s important.



New Tax Withholding Tables Are a Down Payment on Big Middle Class Tax Cuts

by Ryan Ellis, Contributor on January 22, 2018 5:10 pm    |    Read in browser »

How much will the new tax tables raise take home pay for middle class families? In looking at four typical taxpayer profiles, it's clear that paychecks will permanently grow by up to 3 percent for just about everybody, much bigger than temporary stimulus tax cut gimmicks of the past.



Trump's AHP Rule Makes Health Care Affordable Again

by Sally Pipes, Contributor on January 22, 2018 8:00 am    |    Read in browser »

Trump's new AHP rule will give small firms and the self-employed access to health plans they can actually afford.



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Democrats Idolize Canada's Health System as It Recovers from Worst Year Ever
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In The War On Meat, Count Me In The Resistance
Don't Blame Trump for Obamacare's Lackluster Open Enrollment Season
Will Tax Reform Kill People?
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