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The Federal Government Is Not a State, and ESEA Does Not Give Arne Duncan Mandate Authority

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yesterday’s big news (regarding ObamaCare’s subsidies in states with federal exchanges) is that the judiciary actually expects the executive branch to pay attention to the clear language of laws passed by the legislature. (Update: At least, the D.C. circuit does.) That this lesson in Civics 101 is news at all tells you something about the disrespect the Obama administration has shown to our Constitutional system. Congress may be semi-paralyzed, but the White House and the federal agencies still aren’t allowed to write the laws themselves.

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CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The agency’s reactive approach to Legionnaires’ disease causes thousands of preventable infections every year.

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Silicon Valley Learns to Think Inside the Box

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration decided to take down a rapidly growing Silicon Valley startup called 23andMe Inc., a personal genomics and biotechnology company backed in part by Google Ventures and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner. 

Healthcare Application
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Rick Perry to Get Health Policy Input From Ex-Romney Adviser

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, July 14, 2014

As he bolsters his national policy chops ahead of a likely second bid for the presidency, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is enlisting the help of a top adviser to a former Republican rival. Lanhee Chen, who was the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, will travel to Austin later this month to help lead a small tutorial and private discussion with Perry on health care policy.  

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Chuck Blahous on the John Batchelor Show (19:48)

interview with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, July 14, 2014

Research Fellow Chuck Blahous discussed his e21 piece, "A One-Sided White House Report on Medicaid Expansion," on the John Batchelor Show

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Chuck Blahous on the Special Report with Bret Baier

interview with Charles Blahousvia Special Report with Bret Baier (Fox News)
Monday, July 14, 2014

Research Fellow Chuck Blahous discussed Obamacare on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier. 

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D. G. Myers on Cancer, Dying, and Living

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 14, 2014

D.G. Myers, literary critic and cancer patient, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the lessons he has learned from receiving a cancer diagnosis six years ago. Myers emphasizes the importance of dealing with cancer honestly and using it as a way to focus attention on what matters in life. The conversation illuminates the essence of opportunity cost and the importance of allocating our time, perhaps our scarcest resource, wisely. The last part of the conversation discusses a number of literary issues including the role of English literature and creative writing in American universities.

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The Great Unknown: ObamaCare Cost Unclear Amid Changes to the Law

quoting Charles Blahousvia
Friday, July 11, 2014

President Obama’s health care law has been delayed and changed so many times that the official budget scorekeepers can no longer keep track of what the law costs.

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A One-Sided White House Report on Medicaid Expansion

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The new White House report on Medicaid expansion, “Missed Opportunities,” argues that states that decline to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act are sacrificing important benefits.

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The Meningitis Outbreak We Weren't Ready For

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as a wake-up call


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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.