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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.
Newspeak's Comeback and the Invincible Sincerity of America's Liberal Elite Lee Harris 12/04/2013
The president was not lying when he promised that people could keep their existing health insurance. He was using Newspeak, a language which allows reigning liberals to convince themselves that they aren't restricting others' liberties.
Smoking Kills, and So Might E-Cigarette Regulation Gilbert Ross, M.D. 11/20/2013
Smoking is a leading cause of death, and cessation treatments are largely ineffective, yet regulation threatens a promising new technology that might help smokers quit.
Fantasy Despot Syndrome and Healthcare.gov Arnold Kling 11/06/2013
Entrepreneurs have to implement through consent and prove their ideas in the marketplace. In contrast, the administration lacks the patience and pluck the free market demands and wants instead to introduce reform via dictate.
RX for R&D: Repealing the Medical Device Tax Michael M. Rosen 11/05/2013
The ill-considered medical device excise tax used to fund Obamacare should be repealed. The tax will reduce spending on research and development and cost tens of thousands of jobs.
Obamacare's Next Bout: More Legal Challenges Thomas P. Miller 10/21/2013
Obamacare is off to a bad start — and potentially greater threats to its health care exchanges are looming.
Hate to (Br)eak it to You Walt, But it's Pretty (Ba)d in Canada, Too Bacchus Barua 10/11/2013
The popular Internet meme that 'Breaking Bad' would never have happened in Canada displays a lack of understanding of that country's health care system.
Obamacare: Destined to Flop? Part IV Joseph Antos 09/19/2013
In the final installment of this four-part series, AEI’s Joseph Antos looks at what is likely to happen when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. He believes the ACA will not be the success many supporters expect. Nor will it be a disaster as many opponents are predicting.
Obamacare: Destined to Flop? Part III Joseph Antos 09/18/2013
In Parts I and II of this four-part series, AEI’s Joseph Antos looked closely at how the exchanges will work and whether they will make coverage affordable. In this installment, he looks at what is likely to happen to those who have coverage.
Obamacare: Destined to Flop? Part II Joseph Antos 09/17/2013
In Part I of this four-part series, AEI’s Joseph Antos looked at how the health care exchanges will operate. In this installment, he looks at the issue of affordability.
 
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