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Volume 7, Number 44
November 11, 2010


In the Spotlight

What does the Democrats' Election Day "shellacking" tell us about the future of Obamacare?

Peter Suderman, Medical Progress Today, 11-11-10

How much did the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act hurt Democrats at the polls this year? And how will the changes brought on by the November election shape health care policy debates in the years to come?
Continue reading . . .

New Second Opinion

"Second Opinion" Expert Forum:
Post-Election Predictions for Obamacare

Expert Panel:

 • David Gratzer, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute
 • Thomas P. Miller, resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute
 • Sally Pipes, Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies, president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute
 • Peter Pitts, president and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
 • Tevi Troy, visiting senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and senior fellow at the Potomac Institute
 • Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute


· 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

More Research>>

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What does the Democrats' Election Day "shellacking" tell us about the future of Obamacare?

"Second Opinion" Expert Forum: What does the Democrats' Election Day "shellacking" tell us about the future of Obamacare?

Podcast Series

Dr. David Gratzer is a physician and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute his most recent book is The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care. He talks with Paul Howard about the dangers of a “repeal-only” mindset on the part of Republicans and proposes immediate solutions to the problems with Obamacare.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

"We have to find realistic solutions beyond a symbolic vote at the end of January when the new Congress is sworn in; what are we going to be doing on January 1st, February 1st, March 1st. . .I would suggest an agenda to take out the worst aspects of Obamacare and also try to build more of a patient-friendly, patient-centered health care system."
—Dr. David Gratzer


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