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Volume 7, Number 20
May 20, 2010


In the Spotlight

The Other Obamacare

David Gratzer, Washington Examiner, 5-19-10

Though the president signed his trillion-dollar bill into law, health-care reform, which dominated political debate in 2009, will likely be the main campaign issue of 2010, with Democrats touting the plan and Republicans calling for repeal. Here's the irony: Neither hyper-partisan prescription will reign in health costs—arguably the most important issue in health reform.
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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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The Other Obamacare

Podcast Series

Scott Gottlieb, M.D., a practicing physician and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute discusses the unanticipated problems and costs from the health care bill that are now emerging for the pharmaceutical industry.

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"If a drug has been on the market for a long period of time, and has taken a lot of price increases over that time, they have to pay that discount back to the government . . . so drug companies can actually be in a situation where they are rebating more than 100% of the revenue of a product back to the government."
—Scott Gottlieb


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

Expert Panel:
  • David Henderson
  • Anup Malani
  • Henry Miller
  • Tomas J. Philipson
  • Tevi Troy

Click here to read their second opinions.
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