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On Retirement: Do Prescription Drug Ads Do More Harm Than Good?

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Charleston Gazette
Monday, February 18, 2019

Think you are seeing more drug ads on television? You are probably correct. And guess who they are targeting? Us. Older people, that is. Television’s direct-to-consumer drug ads rose by 6.7 percent in 2017 from a year earlier, the most recent data I could find indicates. And the media has proven effective among the elderly, who have the greater therapeutic needs, analysts report.

In the News

Medicare For All Would Be A Disaster For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Ricochet
Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Democrats running for president are at it again: they are submitting a completely unrealistic proposal for single-payer health insurance and they aren’t sharing the facts. We must get the word out to everyone that we have to stop this proposal that will take us in a catastrophic direction.

In the News

Fact Or Fiction: Cory Booker Says Allowing 50-Year-Olds Into Medicare Will Help Lower Premiums And Save The Government Money

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia IJR
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) claimed on February 4 that allowing 50-year-olds into Medicare would result in lower premiums and saving the government money. Booker is one of several Democrats who embraces “Medicare-for-all,” and he recently announced his bid into the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

The New Nihilism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 18, 2019

The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.

Featured

How To Reduce Prescription-Drug Prices: First, Do No Harm

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] Everyone wants to reduce prescription drug prices, but how? First, do no harm. It’s true that Americans pay more for medication than just about anyone else: A 2018 report from the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers found that, as of 2009, the price per dose of patented drugs was five times as high in the U.S. as in foreign markets.

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Three Obamacare Tweaks That Both Parties Can Love

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia Politico
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Republican loss of the House last November brought an official end (at least through 2020) to the party’s long campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats, despite their new majority, won’t be able to pass their health care agenda either, because the Republican president and Senate will block it.

In the News

White House Report Tries To Shift Trump Health Care Rhetoric

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Charlotte Observer
Friday, February 8, 2019
A new report from the White House tries to shift the Trump administration's combative rhetoric on health care, suggesting changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law.
Interviews

Richard Epstein: Medicare-For-All Is The Same Old Single-Payer Utopian Socialism. Part 1

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Medicare for All.

Interviews

Richard Epstein: Medicare-For-All Is The Same Old Single-Payer Socialism. Part 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Medicare for All.

Analysis and Commentary

Kamala Harris Wants To Eliminate Private Health Insurance

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, February 4, 2019

Liberal California Senator Kamala Harris made a splash last week when she launched her campaign for president. The signature idea she plans to run on? A single-payer, government-run health care system called Medicare-for-all.

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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.