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Volume 8, Number 12
March 24, 2011


In the Spotlight

Medical Care's Real Problem: The Tax Code

David Gratzer, Investor's Business Daily, 3-24-11

For small businesses across the country, the anniversary of ObamaCare was marked with sticker shock.

Premiums for health insurance rose for Buddy Zaremba's print shop by 37% and at the Woodland Design Group by 43%. Both companies are in New Hampshire, but California and other states have also seen double-digit hikes.
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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

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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Medical Care's Real Problem: The Tax Code

Podcast Series

Paul Howard, senior fellow and director for the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute, interviews James C. Capretta, a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center about the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on its one-year anniversary, and as detailed in Capretta's co-authored book, Why Obamacare is Wrong for America.

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"It's [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] not settled policy just by the way it was brought into existence. . .You had the president win in a pretty big election in 2008 and came in with big majorities in both the House and the Senate and for just an instant, they [Democrats] could then say to themselves, 'We could pass the healthcare bill of our dreams if we really put our minds to it. And if we do, we could secure something that might be viewed as a big Democratic victory for all time.' It was almost too tempting for them to do that, so they did. What comes with that is half the country very strongly opposed, because they never bought into it, they rightly view it as something motivated by a lot of partisan interest, and it wasn't a consensus-building approach, it was more, 'Here's our way, we have the power to put it in place and we’re going to do it.' Because it came about that way, it isn't settled policy. People are very upset by it's passage, and want to move toward something that has a more broad-based consensus. It's unstable politically."
— James Capretta

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