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What Now for California Health Care?

Last month the Senate health committee dumped the Schwarzenegger/Núñez Model ABX1 1, California’s trend-setting gadget for health-care repair. Senator Sheila Kuehl, who chairs that committee, tossed it for more personal reasons, other than the obvious $14-billion price tag and state budget deficit of similar size. Senator Kuehl wants to bring …

Health Care

Is Dr. Robert Jarvik Public Health Enemy Number 1? Pharmaceutical Promotion in a Free Society

Suppose that American politicians decided that spending on roads and highways was “unsustainable.” How could they cut those costs? One tactic would be to pass laws banning automobile advertising. Governments would invest in research showing that automobile ads are inaccurate and confusing. Because car manufacturers are only interested in profits, …

Business & Economics

Big Brother Targets Foundations and Nonprofits

SACRAMENTO – Last Tuesday, the Assembly Judicial Committee held a hearing on AB 624, a measure billed as an aid to philanthropy. It’s actually a hindrance to philanthropy and is troublesome in many ways. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Joe Coto, a San Jose Democrat, wants all private foundations in …

California

New PRI Report Exposes True Cost of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Health Care Proposal

Proposal costs 2 ½ times more than planned, 50,000 to 100,000 jobs lost annually Introducing the California “Sick Tax” Calculator San Francisco — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed $14 billion dollar health care plan would likely cost $36 billion in 2010 – 2.5 times more than budgeted – according to California …

Education

Need Deficit Solutions? Think School Choices

SACRAMENTO – According to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California faces a combined $14 billion budget deficit for this fiscal year and the next. In response, the governor has resorted to conventional remedies such as a 10-percent across-the-board spending cut. He should have remembered his original “blow-up-the-boxes” battle cry and proposed reforms …

Health Care

Amicus Brief Against ObamaCare

May 12, 2011 — Docs 4 Patient Care, the Benjamin Rush Society, and the Pacific Research Institute issued the following statements after filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit supporting the district court’s decision that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Hal Sherz, MD, FACS, FAAP, …

California

What Now for California Health Care?

Last month the Senate health committee dumped the Schwarzenegger/Núñez Model ABX1 1, California’s trend-setting gadget for health-care repair. Senator Sheila Kuehl, who chairs that committee, tossed it for more personal reasons, other than the obvious $14-billion price tag and state budget deficit of similar size. Senator Kuehl wants to bring …

Health Care

Is Dr. Robert Jarvik Public Health Enemy Number 1? Pharmaceutical Promotion in a Free Society

Suppose that American politicians decided that spending on roads and highways was “unsustainable.” How could they cut those costs? One tactic would be to pass laws banning automobile advertising. Governments would invest in research showing that automobile ads are inaccurate and confusing. Because car manufacturers are only interested in profits, …

Business & Economics

Big Brother Targets Foundations and Nonprofits

SACRAMENTO – Last Tuesday, the Assembly Judicial Committee held a hearing on AB 624, a measure billed as an aid to philanthropy. It’s actually a hindrance to philanthropy and is troublesome in many ways. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Joe Coto, a San Jose Democrat, wants all private foundations in …

California

New PRI Report Exposes True Cost of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Health Care Proposal

Proposal costs 2 ½ times more than planned, 50,000 to 100,000 jobs lost annually Introducing the California “Sick Tax” Calculator San Francisco — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed $14 billion dollar health care plan would likely cost $36 billion in 2010 – 2.5 times more than budgeted – according to California …

Education

Need Deficit Solutions? Think School Choices

SACRAMENTO – According to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California faces a combined $14 billion budget deficit for this fiscal year and the next. In response, the governor has resorted to conventional remedies such as a 10-percent across-the-board spending cut. He should have remembered his original “blow-up-the-boxes” battle cry and proposed reforms …

Health Care

Amicus Brief Against ObamaCare

May 12, 2011 — Docs 4 Patient Care, the Benjamin Rush Society, and the Pacific Research Institute issued the following statements after filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit supporting the district court’s decision that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Hal Sherz, MD, FACS, FAAP, …

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