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Paying for Care

Paying for Care

If you were eating in a Chinese restaurant, would you have the temerity to tell the manager how to repackage and re-price the items on the menu?

Tea is typically sold for a pre-paid price (all you can drink for a fixed fee). Egg rolls are usually sold fee for service (one at a time). A typical menu ...

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Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln

Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. (Proverbs 14:34)

The name “Abraham Lincoln” enjoys a boundless shelf life. The 16th president of the United States is more popular today than ever. The blockbuster movie “Lincoln” recently took home two Oscars, with Daniel Day-Lewis ...

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Paul Krugman: Stop Being an Embarrassment to the Profession

Paul Krugman: Stop Being an Embarrassment to the Profession

About two-thirds of all the Medicaid enrollees in the country are enrolled in private, managed care plans. Even those who remain in traditional Medicaid are likely participating in a plan that is administered by a private company ― much as Medicare is administered almost everywhere by such entities ...

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Why the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is Bad for Taxpayers and Patients

Why the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is Bad for Taxpayers and Patients

Medicaid needs reform, not expansion. This federal–state health care program provides health care to over 60 million Americans and consumes a growing portion of state and federal budgets.

Research shows a long history of Medicaid enrollees having worse access and outcomes than privately insured ...

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Killing the Obamacare Zombie: Hope Lives!

Killing the Obamacare Zombie: Hope Lives!

“But Republican governors are folding like cheap lawn chairs,” you say. “And political eunuchs in the GOP establishment are bowing to Obama like he bows to foreign dictators. Any hope of repeal is long dead, and besides, Chief Justice John Roberts put the final nail in the judicial coffin last ...

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Small Companies Are Hubs of Future Profit in Regenerative Medicine

Small Companies Are Hubs of Future Profit in Regenerative Medicine

Gil Van Bokkelen has been in the stem cell industry for more than a decade. In recent years, the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Athersys Inc. has stepped into regenerative medicine's forefront, acting as a spokesman for the industry as well as demonstrating his love of science ...

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“You Don’t Need No Education!”

“You Don’t Need No Education!”

In Pink Floyd’s "Another Brick In The Wall Part 2" we heard, circa 1980, one of the most famous lines in all of rock ‘n roll: “We don’t need no education.” 

It was a countercultural time. This was meant to be the angry voice of adolescent angst and rebellion.  

In fact, few teenagers ...

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What is a Progressive?

What is a Progressive?

A professor at one of our leading universities teaches a course in health policy and decided to assign my book, Priceless, to his class. He also contacted some prominent "left-of-center" health economists to see if he could balance my book with something from the other side. Here was his query:

People ...

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Pre-K Won’t Help Kids

 Pre-K Won’t Help Kids

President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm-and-fuzzy note by calling for Pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn’t hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn’t the route he ...

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