Newspaper Articles – Sean Parnell

Obamacare Mandate Causes Big Expansion of For-Profit Diet Clinics

It’s a very lucrative time to operate a for-profit diet clinic overseen by doctors because of a provision in Obamacare requiring insurers to pay for nutrition and obesity screening.

Vermont Soda Tax Fizzles with Small Businesses and Retailers

Vermont residents now have to pay 6 percent more for soft drinks under a new sales tax that began in July.

New York Regulations Put Fresh Sushi on Ice

New York’s sushi restaurants have long boasted the freshest fish in the city, but new regulations taking effect in August will remove that distinction.

States Can’t Be Sued Over Low Medicaid Rates, Supreme Court Rules

In a victory for states trying to hold down Medicaid costs, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled providers cannot sue over low reimbursement rates.

Florida to Sue Feds Over New Attempt to Force Medicaid Expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will sue the federal government for trying to coerce his state to expand Medicaid.

Millennials’ Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under Obamacare

The cost of health insurance premiums for young, healthy Americans have increased significantly under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, at the close of the l

Supreme Court Won't Hear IPAB Challenge

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear the case Coons v. Lew, which many people referred to as the Obamacare 'death panel' case.

Are Hospitals the Enemy?

No. At least, probably not. But over at Slate, Reihan Salam makes a pretty compelling case for hospitals being a major problem in terms of health care costs.