Sally C. Pipes

California

Anti-Vaccine Activists Apparently Immune To Science

Yet another study has debunked the notion that vaccines cause autism. Late last month, a committee of 18 highly respected doctors, professors, legal experts and epidemiologists empanelled by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies and articles and found “no links between immunization and . . ...
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Democrats’ Plan B For Medicare: Medicare For All

Last month, ObamaCare was dealt another huge blow. On August 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled that the law’s requirement that all adults purchase health insurance was unconstitutional. The court determined that the government isn’t empowered to force private citizens to buy a ...
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Over-The-Counter Remedies That Would Reduce Health Care Costs

Earlier this month, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that it may ask the Food and Drug Administration to allow it to market the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor over the counter after its patent expires in November. The FDA has not yet signaled whether it would approve Pfizer’s proposal. And some doctors ...
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Competing To Save The Health-Care System Money

American seniors recently received some good news — they won’t be seeing higher premiums in 2012 for their Medicare prescription drug benefits. In fact, the rates they pay for prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D will decline this coming year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
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The Latest ObamaCare Assault On Health Care Innovation

The list of health services that ObamaCare requires all insurers to cover without co-pays or deductibles keeps growing. The latest additions include an array of “women’s wellness” services and products: birth control, breast pumps, domestic violence counseling, and more. Of course, these additional benefits aren’t really “free.” They drive up ...
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Counting Up ObamaCare’s Health Cost Inflation

It’s time to add yet another study to the growing list of research showing that ObamaCare isn’t delivering on its grand promises. In the July issue of the journal Health Affairs, Medicare’s actuaries released new estimates of the rate of growth of national health costs. Surprise, surprise — they’re projected ...
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Senior Citizens Will Pay Dearly For Health Care Price Controls

Squabbles over spending cuts have ruled the negotiations over increasing the debt ceiling. But even after the ink is dry on the budget deal just passed, lawmakers will still be charged with reducing federal spending further. One proposal that refuses to die would impose price controls on prescription drugs in ...
Commentary

ObamaCare’s Imposition Will Lead To An Unhealthy State Of Wellbeing

The federal government has produced yet another study stating the obvious about health care — that having insurance coverage is better than not having it. Yet some wonks are hailing this report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s.” ...
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Government Mandates Make Health Savings More Elusive

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released some data that show that the digital revolution continues to evade health care. Through mid-May, just 1,026 registered hospitals and physicians out of a possible 56,599 have demonstrated that they are using electronic medical records and other health information technology in ...
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Follow the State’s Lead to Better Medicaid

By any objective measure, Medicaid is a failure. It provides substandard care at an ever increasing cost to taxpayers. When a Republican Congress and a Democrat president worked together to end another failing program – welfare as we knew it — we achieved something rare in public policy: success. We ...
California

Anti-Vaccine Activists Apparently Immune To Science

Yet another study has debunked the notion that vaccines cause autism. Late last month, a committee of 18 highly respected doctors, professors, legal experts and epidemiologists empanelled by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies and articles and found “no links between immunization and . . ...
Commentary

Democrats’ Plan B For Medicare: Medicare For All

Last month, ObamaCare was dealt another huge blow. On August 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled that the law’s requirement that all adults purchase health insurance was unconstitutional. The court determined that the government isn’t empowered to force private citizens to buy a ...
Commentary

Over-The-Counter Remedies That Would Reduce Health Care Costs

Earlier this month, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that it may ask the Food and Drug Administration to allow it to market the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor over the counter after its patent expires in November. The FDA has not yet signaled whether it would approve Pfizer’s proposal. And some doctors ...
Commentary

Competing To Save The Health-Care System Money

American seniors recently received some good news — they won’t be seeing higher premiums in 2012 for their Medicare prescription drug benefits. In fact, the rates they pay for prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D will decline this coming year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
Commentary

The Latest ObamaCare Assault On Health Care Innovation

The list of health services that ObamaCare requires all insurers to cover without co-pays or deductibles keeps growing. The latest additions include an array of “women’s wellness” services and products: birth control, breast pumps, domestic violence counseling, and more. Of course, these additional benefits aren’t really “free.” They drive up ...
Commentary

Counting Up ObamaCare’s Health Cost Inflation

It’s time to add yet another study to the growing list of research showing that ObamaCare isn’t delivering on its grand promises. In the July issue of the journal Health Affairs, Medicare’s actuaries released new estimates of the rate of growth of national health costs. Surprise, surprise — they’re projected ...
Commentary

Senior Citizens Will Pay Dearly For Health Care Price Controls

Squabbles over spending cuts have ruled the negotiations over increasing the debt ceiling. But even after the ink is dry on the budget deal just passed, lawmakers will still be charged with reducing federal spending further. One proposal that refuses to die would impose price controls on prescription drugs in ...
Commentary

ObamaCare’s Imposition Will Lead To An Unhealthy State Of Wellbeing

The federal government has produced yet another study stating the obvious about health care — that having insurance coverage is better than not having it. Yet some wonks are hailing this report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as “the most important health-care policy experiment since the 1970s.” ...
Commentary

Government Mandates Make Health Savings More Elusive

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released some data that show that the digital revolution continues to evade health care. Through mid-May, just 1,026 registered hospitals and physicians out of a possible 56,599 have demonstrated that they are using electronic medical records and other health information technology in ...
Commentary

Follow the State’s Lead to Better Medicaid

By any objective measure, Medicaid is a failure. It provides substandard care at an ever increasing cost to taxpayers. When a Republican Congress and a Democrat president worked together to end another failing program – welfare as we knew it — we achieved something rare in public policy: success. We ...
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