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Volume 6, Number 25
October 9, 2009


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HR 3200 will increase the total amount of redistribution from the top 30 % of families by $122 billion- from $1.24 trillion to $1.36 trillion in 2016

Source: Tax Foundation

In the Spotlight

Real Health-Care Reform
In health care, Canada and Europe provide great models of what not to do

Paul Howard, National Review Online, 10-8-09

'I am not the first president to take up this cause [health-care reform], but I am determined to be the last." You've got to give President Obama credit for his boundless self-confidence: He has never met a problem that he wasn't destined to fix. It might come across as charming naïveté, however, to the leaders of Canada, the U.K., France, and Germany, where health-care spending remains a sticky and expensive problem despite "solutions" that date back to Bismarck.
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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

Real Health-Care Reform


Analysis of CBO Score of Baucus Bill
"CBO accurately assessed the legislative fantasy presented to it—one that omitted key costs like paying Medicare doctors and phased in others to understate the real bill."
—Douglas Holtz-Eakin
ARTICLE
The Baucus Bill: An October Trick Diana Furchtgott-Roth, RealClearMarkets.com, 10-8-09
TELEVISION
  - Douglas Holtz-Eakin on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street", 10-9-09. Watch here.
  - Douglas Holtz-Eakin on C-Span's "Washington Journal", 10-9-09. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV.
  - Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Fox Business News "Neil Cavuto", 10-7-09. Watch here.
  - Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Fox News "Live Desk", 10-7-09. Watch here.


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