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Volume 7, Number 43
November 4, 2010


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Promethean Health-Care Ambitions Come Crashing Down

Paul Howard, National Review Online, 11-3-10

Make no mistake, last night was a rebuke to President Obama's promethean health care ambitions. While the economy was the first issue on voters' minds, Obamacare was not far behind: According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly half of all voters (48 percent) believe it should be repealed. A slew of new Republican governors also campaigned (and won) attacking Democrats' overreaching on health care; given the centrality of the states in Obamacare's implementation, this portends massive new headaches for the president above and beyond anything congressional Republicans manage to do over the next two years.
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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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Promethean Health-Care Ambitions Come Crashing Down

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Peter Pitts is President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and Partner/Director Global Healthcare, Porter Novelli. Prior to founding CMPI, Pitts was a Senior Fellow for healthcare studies at the Pacific Research Institute.

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"House hearings are going to be structured in a way to support the concept of personalized medicine and spending up-front relative to prevention of all kinds. If you view yourself as the major player, which the Government is and the Government wants to save money, then you have this cost centric system as opposed to a longer term patient system where a patient is kept healthier earlier, which is ultimately how we’re going to save our system and reduce costs."
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