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Malpractice Law Is Bad for Your Health

Malpractice Law Is Bad for Your Health

One of the worst features of the American health care system is the sorry state of medical malpractice law. Fewer than 2 percent of injured patients ever file a lawsuit. Of those that do, only one in 15 receives compensation. More than half of every dollargoes to cover the cost of litigation, ...

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Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them.

Today’s Politicoreports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly ...

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Achieving ObamaCare Goals without ObamaCare

Achieving ObamaCare Goals without ObamaCare

When 21-year-old Mike Kelly (not his real name) set out on his bicycle one evening in Durango, Colorado, he had no intention of ending up in a hospital. A collision with an automobile changed those plans. Fortunately, Durango is a ski mecca where broken bones are almost a way of life. With all that ...

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Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?

Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?

It is cruelly ironic, but the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it. This would be true even if the program is perfectly implemented and all the provisions come online on time and within budget.

How could this be? It is a multistep ...

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Common Core’s Political Agenda

The Common Core State Standards are standardizing student learning and performance nationwide and will gauge achievement using national tests. The standards were called for and created at the behest of the federal government. Although the word “state” is commonly used in the program description, no ...

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Unnecessary Regulations that Increase Prescription Drug Costs

Unnecessary Regulations that Increase Prescription Drug Costs

Americans filled an estimated 3.8 billion retail prescriptions in 2011 — about 12 per person in the United States, on average. Sixty percent of all Americans take a prescription drug in any given year, and nearly all seniors do. Drug therapy is arguably the most efficient method to treat most ...

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Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged: A Tale of Two Commies

Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged: A Tale of Two Commies

Suppose you are a liberal-minded person and sincerely want to help people -- specifically, poor people and minorities.  What kind of educational strategies do you use? The two main options are:

A: Young children quickly learn how to read and write; they master basic skills and knowledge.  ...

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Dr. Carson on Health Care

Dr. Carson on Health Care

Dr. Ben Carson made quite a splash at the National Prayer Breakfast the other day. Elsewhere I discuss the moral vision he provides in his book, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. But here I want to look at his recommendations for health ...

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The Unaffordable “Affordable Care Act”

The Unaffordable “Affordable Care Act”

The apparent costs of Obamacare are going up. And up, and up. How much additional cost will the average private payer see in the coming year? The Society of Actuaries, according to The Wall Street Journal, has issued a new report “warning that the cost of medical claims in the new ...

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