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Health reform plans represent financial malpractice

Detroit News, February 27, 2010 President Barack Obama has made it clear that reducing the cost of care is one of the primary goals of his reform effort, a point he emphasized at Thursday’s health care summit. And yet, according to a recent report from the Department of Health and …

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How Stupid Can They Possibly Be?

So who is it this time? Well, it’s those savvy businessmen, wheeling and dealing inside the Beltway, as if the machinations that they arrange with the politicos are actually enforceable. Consider a New York Times report today, beginning with the following: Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday …

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Health Reform Puts Innovation At Risk

Investor’s Business Daily, July 23, 2009 President Obama and congressional Democrats have spelled out few details in their health reform plan. But one thing is certain — it’s going to be expensive. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office puts the price tag of the current proposal from Sen. …

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The End of Medical Miracles?

Scientific discoveries are neither inevitable nor predictable Americans have, at best, a love-hate relationship with the life-sciences industry—the term for the sector of the economy that produces pharmaceuticals, biologics (like vaccines), and medical devices. These days, the mere mention of a pharmaceutical manufacturer seems to elicit gut-level hostility. Journalists, operating …

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Don’t Blame Drugs for Health-Care Costs

In the opening pages of his recently released budget, Pres. Barack Obama describes the rising cost of health care as “one of the big drains on family budgets and on the performance of the economy as a whole.” Later in the budget, he suggests that America spends too much on …

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Bam’s Bad Medicine

Health Care Rationing Ahead Obama’s new budget dedicates $634 billion over the next 10 years to what he calls health reform. He promises – or perhaps threatens – that this vast sum will be a down payment for universal coverage, which could require more than $1 trillion. Unfortunately, the president …

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BOOKS: ‘The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide’

Rebutting case for politicized medicine Health care “reform” is in the air, but to its leading advocates, that means a government takeover of the medical system. American health care is an inefficient hybrid of public and private, costing more than it should for the care provided. The problem is too …

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Rx: Assess need; research; plan

Rafael home-schools his young children while his wife earns their single income as a speech therapist. Their children are all beautiful with straight black hair and huge dark eyes that flash with intelligence. At church, the littlest, Clare, sings the hymns with such devotion she is a distraction to adults …

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SCHIP: Big Pharma Falls Into Line with Big Government

The Wall Street Journal confirms the depressing news that the brand-name pharmaceutical industry has been “collaborating” with advocates of a government take-over of health care. Apparently, it has given $13.2 million to an “astroturf” outfit, “America’s Agenda: Health Care for Kids”, to produce and run advertisements stroking 28 Congressmen (of …

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The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide-1

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pacific Research Institute has just released The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide. This is the latest book from health care scholar, and PRI President and CEO Sally C. Pipes. The book’s foreword is by Steve Forbes: “For anyone interested in getting …

Commentary

Health reform plans represent financial malpractice

Detroit News, February 27, 2010 President Barack Obama has made it clear that reducing the cost of care is one of the primary goals of his reform effort, a point he emphasized at Thursday’s health care summit. And yet, according to a recent report from the Department of Health and …

Commentary

How Stupid Can They Possibly Be?

So who is it this time? Well, it’s those savvy businessmen, wheeling and dealing inside the Beltway, as if the machinations that they arrange with the politicos are actually enforceable. Consider a New York Times report today, beginning with the following: Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday …

Commentary

Health Reform Puts Innovation At Risk

Investor’s Business Daily, July 23, 2009 President Obama and congressional Democrats have spelled out few details in their health reform plan. But one thing is certain — it’s going to be expensive. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office puts the price tag of the current proposal from Sen. …

Commentary

The End of Medical Miracles?

Scientific discoveries are neither inevitable nor predictable Americans have, at best, a love-hate relationship with the life-sciences industry—the term for the sector of the economy that produces pharmaceuticals, biologics (like vaccines), and medical devices. These days, the mere mention of a pharmaceutical manufacturer seems to elicit gut-level hostility. Journalists, operating …

Commentary

Don’t Blame Drugs for Health-Care Costs

In the opening pages of his recently released budget, Pres. Barack Obama describes the rising cost of health care as “one of the big drains on family budgets and on the performance of the economy as a whole.” Later in the budget, he suggests that America spends too much on …

Commentary

Bam’s Bad Medicine

Health Care Rationing Ahead Obama’s new budget dedicates $634 billion over the next 10 years to what he calls health reform. He promises – or perhaps threatens – that this vast sum will be a down payment for universal coverage, which could require more than $1 trillion. Unfortunately, the president …

Commentary

BOOKS: ‘The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide’

Rebutting case for politicized medicine Health care “reform” is in the air, but to its leading advocates, that means a government takeover of the medical system. American health care is an inefficient hybrid of public and private, costing more than it should for the care provided. The problem is too …

Commentary

Rx: Assess need; research; plan

Rafael home-schools his young children while his wife earns their single income as a speech therapist. Their children are all beautiful with straight black hair and huge dark eyes that flash with intelligence. At church, the littlest, Clare, sings the hymns with such devotion she is a distraction to adults …

Commentary

SCHIP: Big Pharma Falls Into Line with Big Government

The Wall Street Journal confirms the depressing news that the brand-name pharmaceutical industry has been “collaborating” with advocates of a government take-over of health care. Apparently, it has given $13.2 million to an “astroturf” outfit, “America’s Agenda: Health Care for Kids”, to produce and run advertisements stroking 28 Congressmen (of …

Drug Pricing

The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide-1

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pacific Research Institute has just released The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide. This is the latest book from health care scholar, and PRI President and CEO Sally C. Pipes. The book’s foreword is by Steve Forbes: “For anyone interested in getting …

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