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Volume 6, Number 30
November 13, 2009


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More Americans now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage (50%) than say it is (47%).

Source: Gallup

In the Spotlight

Reflections on the Revolution in Health Care

Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D., Medical Progress Today, 11-13-09

As our national debate over healthcare reform rages, there are some things everyone agrees on: We all agree that the dual goals of better care at lower costs are appropriate and achievable. There is also a growing recognition that our third-party payment system, which relegates payments for routine health care services to insurers rather than consumers, drives up costs and penalizes providers who offer cost-effective care.
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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

Reflections on the Revolution in Health Care

NEW BROADSIDE!
On November 10, 2009, Manhattan Institute senior fellow David Gratzer's new broadside, Why Obama's Government Takeover of Health-Care Will Be a Disaster (Encounter Books, November 2009) has been officially released.

Dr. Gratzer shows why socialized medicine will make America sick and by examining the realities of existing health care in this country, he reveals how basic free market reforms can revive the private system we already have, without ruining the patient/doctor relationship, stifling scientific advances, and further devastating our economy. Order your copy here.

EXCERPT
. . .World War II Veteran Jack Tagg is losing vision in his right eye. He suffers from macular degeneration, a progressive illness that causes blindness. A drug could slow the deterioration, but the government refuses to pay for it. Why? He's not blind enough. With his left eye spared so far, a government panel has denied funding the pharmaceutical even though his doctor feels it's needed. . .
Read full excerpt here.


INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


David Gratzer senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, talks to Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress, about his new broadside, "Why Obama's government takeover of health care will be a disaster".

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