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Volume 6, Number 14
July 31, 2009


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Fewer than one percent of Americans enter bankruptcy each year. Of those, only three to five percent are plausibly bankrupt due to medical debt.
Source: RealClearMarkets

In the Spotlight

The Healthcare Bankruptcy Myth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Real Clear Politics, 7-31-09

Few figures in American life have suffered as publicly as Elizabeth Edwards, a cancer survivor whose son was killed in a car accident, the betrayed wife of presidential candidate John Edwards. Like a classic Greek heroine, she has only one flaw: she is too trusting. This week, she was duped into endorsing a flawed bankruptcy study that was transparently intended to support a single-payer health care plan.
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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

The Healthcare Bankruptcy Myth

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 >>


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