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Volume 6, Number 5
May 29, 2009


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In the Spotlight

Dr. Meddlesome
Obama’s new CDC head accomplished little worthwhile in New York

David Gratzer, City Journal Online, 5-27-09

Even with swine flu in the news, the selection of a new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would not normally be a big story. The appointment has made headlines, however, because President Obama's choice, New York City health commissioner Thomas Frieden, has already made a name for himself as a vocal critic of fast food, soda, and cigarettes. Dr. Frieden is certainly qualified for the CDC spot: he once logged nearly 12 years at that agency, as well as two years in India studying tuberculosis for the World Health Organization. But his impact in New York has been questionable.
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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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Dr. Meddlesome

New Report from the Center for Medical Progress
Forging a New Plan For Healthcare: Principles and Priorities for Sustainable Reform
By Douglas Holtz-Eakin, May 2009


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