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Vaccines Are A Medical Miracle-And The Best Value In Healthcare

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thanks to the availability of safe, effective, affordable vaccines, parents today know little of the fear–much less the reality–of deadly childhood diseases.  Vaccines are the best value in our healthcare system, but a New York Times medical writer thinks they’re too expensive.

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Good News For Boomers: Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund Appears Flush Until 2030

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half the health program for seniors and the disabled, won’t run out of money until 2030, the program’s trustees said Monday. That’s four years later than projected last year and 13 years later than projected the year before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare Costs
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Medicare Financial Outlook Brightens

quoting Charles Blahousvia Politico
Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare’s financial outlook has improved somewhat, the government said on Monday, though there was no agreement on the reasons behind the brighter forecast.

Healthcare Costs
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Medicare Isn't Going Broke, But Don't Celebrate Just Yet

quoting Charles Blahousvia Wonkblog (Washington Post)
Monday, July 28, 2014

Once again, it's the time of year when Washington confronts the same existential question: Is Medicare going broke?

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Lanhee Chen on Sunday Morning Features

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discussed healthcare reform on FOX News Sunday Morning Futures.

Law, Healthcare, and Finance
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From the Rule of Law to the Triumph of the Will

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Library of Law and Liberty
Sunday, July 27, 2014

The arguments by which the Obama administration is countering lawsuits that seek to limit Obamacare subsidies to participants in “exchanges” established by states—a limit that is specified in the Obamacare law itself—have raised the outcome’s stakes. Administration officials argue that the plain, unmistakable, uncontested language of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is less important than what they want the law to mean, and that hewing to its words would deprive millions of people of the subsidies that the administration had granted them regardless of those words. Therefore the courts should enforce what the administration wants rather than what the law says.

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Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur and how he creates experiences that keep customers returning

interview with Steve Wynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 25, 2014

Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Resorts,  in the second part of his interview,  discusses further his life as an entrepreneur, what he does to motivate his employees, and how he creates experiences that keep customers’ returning. 

Law, Healthcare, and Finance
Blogs

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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Featured Commentary

CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

Featured Commentary

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. 

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