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Analysis and Commentary

When Illness Isn't Metaphor

by Philip R. Alpervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 19, 2007

In his account of the state of health care in America, Jonathan Cohn begins with the story of a woman with a heart attack whose ambulance must bypass the hospital best able to treat her and take her instead to one with less up-to-date staff and equipment...

In the News

Some Priorities in Reforming Health Care

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 15, 2007

I will make three points: the United States system of health care may not be the most efficient but people here get good value for their large spending on health care, employer-based health insurance has the frequently overlooked major advantage of providing long term insurance, and catastrophic health coverage probably should be made compulsory...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Science Makes Bad Law

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, April 5, 2007

In 1897 the Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 246, a measure that redefined the calculation of the value of ð, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter...

Analysis and Commentary

Oh, Canada, we don't want your health care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Orange County Register
Thursday, April 5, 2007

As we enter the U.S. presidential campaign season, the domestic issue du jour is health care...

Analysis and Commentary

Deal or No Deal for Organs?

by David R. Hendersonvia New York Sun
Tuesday, April 3, 2007

We've got a deal for you...

In the News

Poor Nations to Bear Brunt as World Warms

with Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Sunday, April 1, 2007

The world’s richest countries, which have contributed by far the most to the atmospheric changes linked to global warming, are already spending billions of dollars to limit their own risks from its worst consequences, like drought and rising seas...

The Uninsured’s Hidden Tax on Health Insurance Premiums in California

by John F. Cogan, Matthew Gunn, Daniel P. Kessler, Evan J. Lodesvia Analysis
Sunday, April 1, 2007

The basic premise behindmany recent California health-care reform plans is that Californians who have health insurance bear a large part of the financial burden of the health-care services provided to the uninsured. Doctors and hospitals, by charging insured persons systematically higher prices for health-care services, shift the costs of treating the uninsured onto the insured. These higher charges cause higher health insurance premiums— California’s ‘‘hidden tax.’’ According to reform advocates, the hidden tax is so large that the reforms, which include mandates and new taxes, will actually reduce those premiums.

Analysis and Commentary

Golden goose of medicine

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration lately has been trying to demonstrate to its critics that it really, really, really takes drug safety seriously...

In the News

Golden Goose of Medicine

with Henry I. Millervia National Center for Policy Analysis
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Modern pharmaceuticals have never been safer, more effective, more innovative -- or more stringently regulated...

Analysis and Commentary

Drug Crazy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 26, 2007

In an industry advisory last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced tough new conflict-of-interest rules against doctors who sit on its advisory committees, which recommend whether the FDA should allow pharmaceutical companies to market their new products...

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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.