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The Left's Gambles

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News On Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Many people worry that if Obamacare were replaced in one fell swoop, almost all the people who enrolled in Medicaid due to the law would lose their health insurance. This worry is understandable. Nevertheless, it turns out to be unjustified. Many of the people who were enrolled in Medicaid as a result of Obamacare would lose their insurance.

Analysis and Commentary

Zzzzzzzzzzzz...Facts You Need To Know About Sleep And Sleep Disorders

by Mia Zaharna, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A certain amount of sound sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. However, sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome are common.


One Thing To Expect From President Trump: More Debt And Deficits

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Living in the academic world, I have taken up peer therapy with anguished colleagues over the election of Donald Trump. My standard refrain is to wait and see what he actually does because his words have run in too many different directions. Build a wall? We’re not really sure. Kill Obamacare dead in its tracks? Maybe, maybe not. We just have to see.

In the News

Trump Selects Tom Price As HHS Secretary

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Georgia Republican, an orthopedic surgeon, is a fierce Obamacare foe.


Medical Technology: A Key To Health Care Excellence And Cost Saving

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Health
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Health care is on the precipice of a new era, when molecular genetics, medical device technology, and sophisticated medical imaging merge to change the face of clinical medicine. Highly accurate, safer diagnostics and more effective, targeted treatments have already moved into clinical practice with remarkable gains and the promise of even more to come.


Giving Patients Control Over Their Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Over time, health insurance has expanded to cover routine and predictable care, shifting away from the true purpose of insurance. This has driven health care costs through the roof. One way to lower costs while also improving the quality of health care is to expand the use of health accounts coupled with high-deductible insurance plans.

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The State Vs. Zika

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Partisan politics, and government waste and abuse, are preventing us from combatting the disease effectively. 

In the News

The Other Financial Mess In Public-Employee Benefits

quoting Hoover Institutionvia
Friday, November 18, 2016

Retiree health care programs are in far worse shape than pensions.

In the News

Can Trump Dump Obamacare? Americans 'Ought To Be Worried'

quoting David R. Hendersonvia NBC Bay Area News
Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Trump presidency equals an uncertain future for the Affordable Care Act. The president-elect has softened his stance on parts of President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation, but that’s not stopping state leaders from urging Californians to enroll in the health care exchange before Trump takes office.


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.