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The Real Cost Of ‘Medicare For All’ Could Be American Lives

quoting Charles Blahousvia New York Post
Saturday, September 21, 2019

During the most recent Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders made the case for Medicare for All, saying, “We need a health care system that guarantees health care to all people as every other major country does.”

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Area 45: Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer On House Republican Policy

interview with Gary Palmervia Area 45
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What do House Republicans plan to showcase this fall in the way of ideas and initiatives?

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Universal Healthcare And The First Lesson Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Daily Campus
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

One thing is very clear following the Democratic presidential debates in Houston last week: Our leaders are far more interested in vying for the nomination than in proposing solutions that will actually help people. The appeasement of a ruthlessly progressive primary constituency is proving more alluring than the desire to improve the country by proposing practical solutions, the intended and unintended consequences of which have been thoroughly considered. The most prominent example of this failure in leadership is the promise of universal healthcare.

Analysis and Commentary

What Medicare For All Would Mean For Us All

by Charles Blahousvia The Ripon Society Mission
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Among the hottest topics of this political season is “Medicare for All” (M4A), a concept embraced by several current candidates for president, and criticized by others. M4A is one of the most consequential policy ideas ever put before the American electorate, and it is vital that we understand exactly what it is, what it isn’t, and what its implications would be.

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Fact Check: Bernie Sanders Claims Medicare For All Is ‘Most Cost-effective’ Approach To Providing Health Care

quoting Charles Blahousvia Headline Pro
Friday, September 13, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) defended his Medicare for All opinion in some unspecified time in the future of the third Democrat debate Thursday evening, defending it as the “most payment-efficient” draw to offering properly being esteem everybody.
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Beware The Public Option In Health Insurance

quoting Charles Blahousvia Inside Sources
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Among Democrats, the “public option” may be rising in discussions as a less radical approach to health insurance than “Medicare for All” (M4A). Yet history suggests caution over this seemingly more pragmatic approach.

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Uninsured Rate Rises For The 1st Time Since ACA

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Healthcare Drive
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Though the uninsured rate fluctuates throughout the year, 2018 saw the first annual increase in the number of uninsured Americans in almost a decade amid Trump administration actions that have destabilized the Affordable Care Act and cut enrollment in safety net programs.

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After Repeal And Replace: The Fair Care Act And The 2020 Campaign Plans

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Event: The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in 2017. So what comes next?

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Green Tyranny And The Tragedy Of The Eco-Commons

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"The tragedy of the commons" is a phrase that describes the societal loss of resources through individual selfishness.  In agrarian cultures, sheep, cows or other animals were often maintained in a "commons" where individual farm families would use large shared areas to pasture animals collectively.  This worked well, unless an individual farmer exceeded the carrying capacity of the common to increase his personal wealth -- and if all the farmers did that, the common would be destroyed.

Bad Medicine: The Value Of Monitoring Banned Drugs

by Chirantan Chatterjee
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

These are tough times around the world when it comes to regulating flawed medicines that are banned from the marketplace. Last month, the Washington Post reported details from a DEA database of 76 billion opioid pills sold in the United States between 2006 and 2012, showing that some six companies distributed 75 percent of the pills during that period.


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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.