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Volume 6, Number 29
November 6, 2009


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Letter from the Editor: Health Care Debate

Paul Howard, Medical Progress Today, 11-6-09

Health "reform" legislation continues to move forward in the House and Senate, with the President promising to sign a comprehensive bill before Christmas. However, Democrat sponsored bills have repeatedly failed to produce solutions to our healthcare woes that increase coverage, lower costs, and protect medical innovation. Instead, they've produced "reforms" that inflict heavy-handed price controls on medical goods and services, increase government spending, and create a slew of new taxes that will hit small businesses and the middle class in the midst of a severe recession.
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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

Letter from the Editor: Health Care Debate

The Manhattan Institute released a new report coauthored by Frank Lichtenberg, Columbia University economist, and Gautier Duflos, University of Paris I, Sorbonne economist. The report examines the impact of the expiration of drug patents on U.S. drug prices, marketing, and the quantity of drugs consumed.
FROM THE WEB
New Manhattan Institute report on drug patents, WallStreetJournal.com, 10-28-09 (This is linked on DrugPolicyCentral.com and was originally posted on PointofLaw.com, 10-28-09)
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Listen to Paul Howard interview Frank Lichtenberg about his new report

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