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Volume 6, Number 13
July 24, 2009


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Since 1970, Medicaid's costs have risen 35 percent more, per patient, than the combined costs of all health care in America apart from Medicare and Medicaid.
Source: Pacific Research Institute

In the Spotlight

How To Stop This Rush To Failure And Fix What Really Needs Fixing

Paul Howard, Tarren Bragdon, Investor's Business Daily, 7-23-09

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid promised the president that they'll have a comprehensive health reform bill on his desk by October. They're probably right: All signs point to the Democrats passing budget-busting legislation costing trillions.
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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

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SPOTLIGHT

How To Stop This Rush To Failure And Fix What Really Needs Fixing

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

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  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth
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  • Benjamin Zycher
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