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Panel Recommends Coverage for Contraception

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

By Robert Pear WASHINGTON — A leading medical advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that all insurers be required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge as one…

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Massachusetts Mess

Monday, July 18, 2011

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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Obama Will Reduce US to European Welfare State

Friday, July 15, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey Congress’s next fact-finding mission should be to the cramped living quarters of most Europeans, who also cannot afford modern conveniences. The lower standard of living in…

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

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

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

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

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

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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Germs Lurking on Hospital Surfaces Can Kill You

Thursday, June 23, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey If you’re visiting a friend or relative in the hospital, forget taking flowers or candy. Bring gloves and a canister of bleach wipes. Several new…

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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

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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How the Obama Health Law Destroys Your Privacy

Thursday, June 16, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey Rep. Anthony Weiner announced this week that he’s seeking treatment for sexual “addiction” — mortifying in formation that a private person would want to keep…

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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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New Medicare Efficiency Measures Deadly to Seniors

Friday, June 3, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey Everybody knows that if you don’t pay to maintain and repair your car, you limit its life. The same is true with human beings. We…

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Obama’s IPAB Board Will Control Medicare Decisions

Friday, May 27, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey A toxic political strategy is spreading across the land, one that involves Medicare. It threatens to bamboozle voters and allow the 2012 election to turn…

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Mediscare: The Surprising Truth

Friday, May 27, 2011

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…