Massachusetts Mess

Monday, July 18, 2011
mast_Investor's Business Daily

IBD Editorial Failure: The Obama Health Law is supposed to increase health coverage and slow spending. The promises of RomneyCare in Massachusetts were the same. But it has neither…

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Squirming Sebelius

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Congressional Committee Hearing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tries to wriggle out of answering Congress’s questions about the new denial of care mechanism in the Obama Health Law. To read…

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We Can’t Afford to Train Fewer Doctors

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
mast_Wall Street Journal

By Herbert Pardes and Edward D. Miller Seeking to reduce the federal budget, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking at cutting funds for graduate medical education. Specifically, they’re…

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Oregon’s Verdict on Medicaid

Thursday, July 7, 2011
mast_natreview

By Michael Cannon Americans may be surprised to learn that little solid evidence exists to support the claim that expanding health insurance will improve the health and financial…

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Oregon’s Experience With Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, July 7, 2011
mast_nyt

By Gina Kolata When poor people are given medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less…

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Medicare and Medicaid Chief in Race Against Time

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
mast_Washington Post

By Amy Goldstein Don Berwick, the administrator in charge of Medicare and Medicaid, was having dinner in Dupont Circle not long ago with five of his predecessors when…

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Medicaid Payments Go Under the Knife

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
mast_usatoday

By Phil Galewitz To curb rising Medicaid costs, about a dozen states are starting a new budget year by reducing payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care…

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Medicare Stasi

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
mast_Investor's Business Daily

Amid the ObamaCare fiasco, the latest is that physicians will be subject to streams of grubby government spies checking up on their Medicare patient intake. This isn’t Eurosocialist…

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The IPAB- Congress’s ‘Good Deed’

Thursday, June 23, 2011
mast_nejm

By Henry J. Aaron, Ph.D. Among the most important attributes of legislative statesmanship is self-abnegation — the willingness of legislators to abstain from meddling in matters they are…

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There’s No ‘Average’ Cancer Patient

Monday, June 20, 2011
mast_Wall Street Journal

By Gregory Conko On June 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a hearing to decide the fate of Avastin, a drug taken by thousands of…

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