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Method in FDA Madness?

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A new pharmaceutical product could lead to cost savings in healthcare, but don’t get too optimistic about its development.

Take Care to Innovate

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How ObamaCare threatens to ruin our leadership in research and development.

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Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 23, 2015

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses his recent Defining Ideas article "Obamacare's Slow Death?" on the John Batchelor Show.

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A Capsizing Disability-Insurance Program

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trust-fund reserves will run out late next year. Obama’s solution is a bad idea, but reform is still needed.

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New Drugs For Hepatitis C Show Value Of Choices For Treatment

by Josh Bloom, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The development of pharmaceuticals is among the riskiest of businesses. It now takes 10-15 years for a pharmaceutical company to get a new drug approved, and on average the cost exceeds $2.5 billion.

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Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (3:55)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Fellow Scott Atlas discusses health care reform and his recent Defining Ideas article on the John Batchelor Show.

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England's NHS Incapable of Meeting Patient Needs

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia New American
Monday, January 12, 2015

England’s National Health Service is struggling to handle the ever-growing demand for emergency care this winter, and more hospitals have had to declare “major incident” emergency plans.

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House Approves ObamaCare Bill Despite Veto Threat

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Fox News
Thursday, January 8, 2015

The House voted Thursday to curb a provision in ObamaCare that some lawmakers say is hurting the job market, as the new Republican-controlled Congress moved quickly to challenge the administration on several fronts.

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Medical Device Tax Repeal Tops New Congress’ Agenda

interview with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Thursday, January 8, 2015

The new Republican majority in Congress is expected to repeal the tax on medical devices, and a vote could come during January. A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted a 2.3 percent excise tax on the manufacture and importation of medical equipment and supplies.

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The Obamacare Election

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The law is restricting treatment options, especially for poor and middle class families. 

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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.