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Flu Is A Far Greater Menace Than Ebola In US

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The relentless, breathless and often lurid coverage by the cable news networks of the handful of Ebola cases in the United States has led to near-hysteria in some quarters.

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Hoover Poll Shows Support For Health Insurance Rate Regulation

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would regulate health insurance rates, is ahead, according to a new Internet poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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Study Finds Brain Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Patients

mentioning Scott W. Atlasvia Stanford Medicine
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.

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The Kidney Crisis

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 27, 2014

It’s time to let people buy and sell organs on the open market. 

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FDA’s Distorted Priorities Are Lethal

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last month FDA granted permission for “expanded access” to an experimental medicine for Ebola virus infection. The drug, currently designated TKM-Ebola, has barely begun to be tested for safety and efficacy and is available in extremely limited quantities. It will be administered to patients with confirmed or suspected Ebola infections but not as part of a clinical trial.

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To Govern Is To Choose: We Are Making Poor Choices On Research Funding

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congress and the scientific community need to review and revise the nation’s research priorities. We are wasting money on trivial or poorly-conceived projects while life-threatening illnesses are shortchanged.

Bitter Pills

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Higher costs, fewer choices—the Affordable Care Act is becoming harder and harder to swallow.

Waiting for Dr. Godot

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Long treatment delays at VA hospitals shouldn’t shock us. In countries with government health care monopolies, waiting months—even years—represents business as usual.

Side Effects May Include Collusion

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Caution: ObamaCare might encourage hospitals and doctors to fix prices.

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Obama’s Claim That Obamacare Has Helped Produce A ‘$1,800 Tax Cut’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Friday, October 17, 2014

Remember that 2008 campaign promise touted by then-candidate Obama — that his health care law would reduce the cost of premiums by $2,500 by 2014? As we have noted, he was quickly called out by fact checkers for making a dubious claim based on shaky assumptions.


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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.