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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U.S. Halts New Applications for Waivers on Health Coverage Rule

Saturday, June 18, 2011
mast_latimes

By Noam Levi The Obama administration is ending a controversial program that allowed employers to avoid a key requirement of the new federal healthcare law. Beginning in September,…

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U.S. Approves Cancer Drugs Faster Than Europe

Thursday, June 16, 2011
mast_healthaffairs

By Chris Fleming The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often criticized as inefficient compared to its European counterpart, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), particularly in the…

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Repealing and Replacing IPAB with Better Solutions

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
mast_galen

By Grace Marie Turner The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was created by Congress as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as a means…

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Mediscare: The Surprising Truth

Friday, May 27, 2011
mast_Wall Street Journal

By Thomas R. Saving and John Goodman The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed that the health-reform bill it passed last year improved Medicare’s finances. Although you’d never know…

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