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What doctors know about the ObamaCare crisis, and you should, too

Dr. Marc Siegel,  For practicing physicians, the problems with ObamaCare go well beyond spiraling-out-of-control premiums (the average increase for the 2017 midlevel health plans is 25 percent) and the flight of the insurance providers (down from 232 to 167). True, ObamaCare is a failed Ponzi scheme. The insurers who remain in the game are being

Clinton outpaces rivals in drug company donations

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken more money from employees of America’s 15 biggest pharmaceuticals companies than all of the Republicans who attempted a run for the White House this year combined, according to campaign finance disclosures. The donations, which were nearly double those accepted by Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, came even as

Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states

 From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. That’s likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses. Before President Barack Obama’s law expanded Medicaid eligibility, millions of people who were already

Obamacare brings big fees for drugs: ╦ťWhere’s the affordable with this one?’

 Breast cancer survivor Ginny Mason was thrilled to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act despite her pre-existing condition. But when she realized her arthritis medication fell under a particularly costly tier of her plan, she was forced to switch to another brand. Under the plan, her Celebrex would have cost $648 a month