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Early And Unplanned Pregnancy: An Off-Ramp From Upward Mobility

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Friday, April 24, 2015

The data could not be more clear: The chances are vanishingly slim that kids born into fragile families headed by young, poorly educated, low-income adults are going to be able to close the gap with kids born into stable, two-parent families headed by professionals in their thirties and forties.

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Genetic Technology And Its Potential For Good And Evil

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 20, 2015

We don’t need a moratorium. We need to push the frontiers of medicine to cure more patients.

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Substitution In Nicotine Consumption

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 17, 2015

If the FDA regulates, it will not be to make e-cigarettes more available. It will be to make them more costly, either in terms of accessibility or in terms of price, or both. If so, the FDA regulation will slow this healthy substitution away from more-toxic substances.

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Fear Of Doctors, Vaccines In California And Around The World

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Modern society deeply depends on doctors. Which is why recent international reactions against doctors – from mistrust to outright attack – represent a disturbing trend that can not only lead to an immediate threat to global health workers but also precipitate that all-feared outbreak of an uncontrollable epidemic.

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A Group Of Doctors Just Asked Columbia To Reconsider Dr. Oz's Faculty Appointment

quoting Scott W. Atlas, Henry I. Millervia Vox
Thursday, April 16, 2015

A group of doctors has had enough of Dr. Oz. On Wednesday, 10 physicians, surgeons, and professors from across the country signed a letter — addressed to Columbia's dean of medicine — calling the medical school's affiliation with its most famous employee "unacceptable"

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Chris Christie’s Expansion Of Medicaid In New Jersey Angers Some Republicans

quoting Lanhee J. Chen
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Decision two years ago undercuts governor’s case that he can rein in entitlement programs

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Gaming Out The Scenarios In King v. Burwell

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, April 13, 2015

Earlier this year the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, a case critical to the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or so-called Obamacare).

Three Fixes for ObamaCare

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2015

Target specific problems, enable the program to be fiscally sound, and create bipartisan support.

Medicare Disadvantage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2015

For an older population, relying on government-run health care is a very bad idea.

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ObamaCare: Stifling Innovation

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia New American
Thursday, April 9, 2015

“The overwhelming majority of the world’s health-care innovation occurs in the U.S.,” Dr. Scott Atlas noted in an October Wall Street Journal op-ed.


Health Care Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.