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

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

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

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

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

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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