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Volume 7, Number 18
May 7, 2010


In the Spotlight

ObamaCare's Deficits
Sixty-one percent of Americans believe deficits will rise under the bill

David Gratzer,, 5-3-10

President Obama insists that his health reform legislation is "the most significant effort to reduce deficits since the Balanced Budget Act of 1993." Yet, at the end of March a Gallup poll found that a solid majority of Americans—61%—believe that it will increase federal deficits despite the White House's claims. If you're part of that majority, take a bow: ObamaCare hasn't even been implemented, and we're on the path for more deficit spending.
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· 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 >>


· 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 >>


· 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

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ObamaCare's Deficits

Experts Discuss Obesity and Public Health in Our "Second Opinion" Expert Forum!

Expert Panel:
  • Art Carden
  • Tomas Philipson
  • David Gratzer
  • Marc Siegel

Click here to read their second opinions.

Podcast Series

Art Carden is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, he is an Adjunct Fellow with the Independent Institute and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. This week, Carden discusses his research on how Wal-Mart's revolutionary product distribution system sharply lowers food prices facing consumers—and may also affect obesity rates in the U.S.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

"If I know that someone else is going to pick up the bill for the heart attack I'm going to have someday because of my decision to supersize my meal, then the cost to me of supersizing that meal is lower, then I'm going to do it. If I know that I'm going to have to foot the entire bill for my heart attack, then I have less of an incentive to supersize my meal."
—Art Carden


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