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Volume 6, Number 10
July 2, 2009


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24 percent of large employers offer some sort of consumer-directed health plan (CDHP), and many more believe that CDHPs offer the most effective approach for managing costs and maintaining quality care.
Source: Deloitte

In the Spotlight

Government Will Control Medical Costs?

Steve Malanga, Real Clear Markets, 7-1-09

In a recent poll, a majority of Americans surveyed said they wanted health care reform to include some kind of public medical plan that would compete with private insurers to hold down costs. Somehow, the respondents felt, adding a government-sponsored option would discipline the marketplace and keep costs in line.
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News

· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


Commentary

· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


Research

· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

More Research>>



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SPOTLIGHT

Government Will Control Medical Costs?

Analysis and News on the Healthcare Reform Debate

NEWS
Better breast cancer drug in sight for Genentech, Boston Globe, 10-11-10
How Republicans could block healthcare reform, Reuters, 10-6-10
COMMENTARY
Obamacare will fail without tort reform: Malpractice insurance costs are crippling medicine, Dr. Michael Lavyne, NY Daily News, 11-19-10
The Obamacare Follies, Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard, 10-11-10
RESEARCH
Comparative Effectiveness Research, Health Affairs, 10-7-10
Rare Diseases and Orphan Products: Accelerating Research and Development, Institute of Medicine, October 2010

MORE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY >>


INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series

Stephen Parente, Academic Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute Carson School Of Management, Finance & Insurance, University of Minnesota, talks to Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress, about his idea for medical banking.

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TESTIMONY:
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, David Gratzer, senior fellow at the Center for Medical Progress, appeared before the Ways and Means Committee to testify about his experiences with the Canadian single-payer healthcare system.
Click here to read his statement.

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