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Volume 6, Number 9
June 26, 2009


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The United States leads other nations in overall cancer survival rates.
Source: The Lancet Oncology

In the Spotlight

Public Option Is A 'Trojan Horse' For Slow-Motion Socialized Care

David Gratzer, Investor's Business Daily, 6-22-09

In his speech last week to the American Medical Association, President Obama told members that critics had unfairly painted his proposal for a government health insurance plan as "a Trojan horse" for socialized medicine.
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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

Public Option Is A 'Trojan Horse' For Slow-Motion Socialized Care

Analysis and News on the Healthcare Reform Debate

NEWS
Better breast cancer drug in sight for Genentech, Boston Globe, 10-11-10
How Republicans could block healthcare reform, Reuters, 10-6-10
COMMENTARY
Obamacare will fail without tort reform: Malpractice insurance costs are crippling medicine, Dr. Michael Lavyne, NY Daily News, 11-19-10
The Obamacare Follies, Matthew Continetti, Weekly Standard, 10-11-10
RESEARCH
Comparative Effectiveness Research, Health Affairs, 10-7-10
Rare Diseases and Orphan Products: Accelerating Research and Development, Institute of Medicine, October 2010

MORE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY >>


INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series

Joseph Antos, the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, talks to Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress, about health spending dispartites across the U.S. and what they tell us about American healthcare.

Click here to listen to this podcast.


TESTIMONY:
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, David Gratzer, senior fellow at the Center for Medical Progress, appeared before the Ways and Means Committee to testify about his experiences with the Canadian single-payer healthcare system.
Click here to read his statement.

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