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Volume 6, Number 24
October 2, 2009


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State spending on Medicaid is 39% in Ohio, 27% in Massachusetts, 25% in Michigan, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

Source: Wall Street Journal

In the Spotlight

The 'Consumer Protection' Racket

David Gratzer, The Weekly Standard, 9-28-09

The Democrats have a new message to justify a massive government intrusion into health care: “consumer protection.”


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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 'Consumer Protection' Racket

INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


Stephen T. Parente, Academic Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute Carson School Of Management, Finance & Insurance, University of Minnesota, and Tarren Bragdon, adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, talks to Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress about "Healthier Choice: An Examination of Market-Based Reforms for New York's Uninsured".

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NEW REPORT
On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, the Manhattan Institute released a new report by Tarren Bragdon, adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and Steve Parente, professor at the University of Minnesota. "Healthier Choice: An Examination of Market-Based Reforms for New York's Uninsured" examines the effect of market based reforms on New York's insurance market, which currently has one of the most expensive, highly regulated, and restrictive individual-insurance markets in the country.

Expected Decrease in Premiums After Repeal of Guaranteed Issue and Community Rating

The report was released at an event in Albany sponsored by the Empire Center.

 
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