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The Healthy Skeptic: Where health care dollars go

Last week, I summarized part of the most recent annual report on national health spending. In this column, the focus is on where the...

The Healthy Skeptic: A look at national health spending

It is useful to understand past components of health spending from multiple perspectives, but it is even more important to examine where that spending...

Report: Erroneous Medicaid payments continue after pandemic, wasting billions

(Center of the American Experiment) — A new report released today from Center of the American Experiment exposes how federal policies implemented during the...

The Healthy Skeptic: Employers and consumers are getting ripped off by...

Spending for services at hospitals is a large portion of total U.S. health care spending, 42% of all costs for privately paid services. The...

Combined Social Security trust fund projected to deplete reserves by 2035

(The Center Square) -- Two reports released Monday show that the U.S. combined Social Security trust fund is projected to deplete its reserves by...

The Healthy Skeptic: More on Medicare’s financial woes

Almost all Americans over age 65 and many who are disabled depend on the Medicare program to pay for most of their health care...

The Healthy Skeptic: Understanding Medicare and its financial woes

The federal Medicare program covers not only almost every American aged 65 or over, but several million "disabled" persons who are unable, or simply...

The Healthy Skeptic: The impact of illegal immigration on our health...

Hospitals have been challenged in recent years, with the epidemic upending operations. Traditional care patterns were disrupted both in the inpatient and outpatient settings...

Biden budget packed with tax hikes, increases national debt

(The Center Square) -- President Joe Biden on Monday released his $7.3 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2025 with $5.5 trillion in tax...

Creating a consumer-friendly health care marketplace

“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of...