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Everything from the morality of eating cookies to the solvency of Medicare.
Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate Blake Hurst 09/24/2014
If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.
A Flawed E-Cigarette Regulation Sally Satel and Alan D. Viard 08/16/2014
The FDA's proposed regulation should not go forward in its current form, or it will undermine efforts to persuade smokers to switch to e-cigarettes and will endanger public health.
It's Time for Real Reform of Veterans' Health Care Joseph Antos 07/31/2014
The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.
Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis? Andrew G. Biggs 07/26/2014
Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.
How Risky Is It to Be Uninsured? Christopher J. Conover 07/23/2014
Our hodgepodge of efforts to help the uninsured have substantially reduced the incentive to buy coverage.
Fixing the Child Care Penalty Alan D. Viard 07/12/2014
The current tax code denies families appropriate tax relief for work-related child care expenses. A new Senate bill would help correct this problem.
The Genetics Revolution Challenge and How to Incentivize Biomedical Research Arnold Kling 06/30/2014
The genetics revolution poses challenges to the way that the FDA and patent system influence medical research. Prize-grants could be better suited to providing incentives for the sort of research becoming valuable.
New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers Gilbert Ross, M.D. 05/14/2014
If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.
Sebelius Gets Tough on Medicaid Enrollment Joseph Antos 05/01/2014
In threatening to cut payments to states that are not enrolling people into Medicaid quickly enough, the administration has found a tool to punish states that have been uncooperative in implementing the president’s healthcare reform.
Why the Patient CARE Act Proposal Isn’t Ready to Replace Obamacare Thomas P. Miller 03/20/2014
Capitol Hill Republicans’ latest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act falls short of what is needed to reverse the downward drift of our over-regulated, over-subsidized, and over-politicized health care system.
 
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