Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Health Care

Politico | Obamacare’s Surprises
Most of the debate over the Affordable Care Act has focused on its coverage provisions: the health-care exchanges where Americans can shop for insurance, the controversial mandates for employers and individuals and the expansion of Medicaid in the states.
Wall Street Journal | Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms
Drug and medical-device companies paid at least $3.5 billion to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals during the final five months of last year, according to the most comprehensive accounting so far of the financial ties that some critics say have compromised medical care.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
The Washington Times | Obamacare, one year later
As a doctor and congressman, I'm often asked what I prefer to be called.
Wall Street Journal | Medical Mergers Are Driving Up Health Costs
Health-care costs are going up, and there's a lot of debate about why. Is it the high cost of drugs or our aging population?