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Volume 8, Number 11
March 17, 2011


In the Spotlight

Reforming the Reforms: Why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Require Substantial Reform

The Presidentís diagnosis of the problem is accurate; it is the treatment that is fatally flawed.

Paul Howard, Missouri Medicine, 3-17-11

On September 9, 2009, President Obama spoke to Congress on the topic of health care reform and said that, "I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last." Although the president was later successful in signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March 2010, virtually no
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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

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· 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

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· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid ó 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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Reforming the Reforms: Why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Require Substantial Reform

Podcast Series

Paul Howard interviews Tevi Troy, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the Obama Administrationís claims that the Affordable Care Act already gives the states all the flexibility they are calling for to create truly competitive health insurance exchanges. Tevi and Paul discuss the flexibility that the states really need as opposed to what they are likely to get from President Obama and Secretary Sebelius.

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"Most conservatives are okay with an [health] exchange, but an exchange that is set around the idea of flexibility, maximum flexibility, and not having set limits, giving governors the ability to design it in a way that works for their state. . .Massachusetts plan is not something Utah is going to want and vice-versa. You want to see the states be laboratories of democracy."
— Tevi Troy

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