Checking Up On Health: January 22, 2013

It’s not an exchange, it’s the marketplace; what hospital mergers are doing to costs and what XBox Kinect has to do with health care.

Friday Facts: January 18, 2013

Should Georgia pursue a state-based health exchange or expand Medicaid?

Checking Up On Health: January 15, 2013

One of the top nine biotech trends of 2012 listed in Genetic Engineering and Biology News is the year’s amazing (and sometimes useless?) research.

Checking Up On Health: January 8, 2013

What happens if your company drops your coverage? If you want to use a private provider instead of Medicare?

Friday Facts: December 14, 2012

Under ObamaCare, 30 million people are expected to remain uninsured. What happens to them?

Friday Facts: December 7, 2012

In the 1970s, when the top rate on wage and salary income was 50 % and 70% on investment income, high earners spent much of their time and energy seeking tax shelters, Michael Barone points out.

Friday Facts: November 9, 2012

What to expect after the November 6 elections: More school choice in Georgia; for the nation, regulations, a fiscal cliff and an entitlement cliff. .

Friday Facts: October 26, 2012

Did you now that between 1992-2009, Georgia’s student population grea 41 percent and school personnel grew 80 percent?

Friday Facts: October 12, 2012

It’s Friday!  Events  Last chance! Today is the deadline to register for “A Portrait of The Iron Lady,” the Foundation’s noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum on Tuesday, October 16. The event is keynoted by author John Blundell, policy and advisor and longtime friend of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She turns 87 on October 13. Join the Foundation and mark her birthday. Blundell, a free-market leader, is author of, “Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of The Iron Lady.” Lady Thatcher said of him, “John Blundell has been one … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: October 2, 2012

Today: The cost of sick workers, ROI on wellness programs, high-cost drugs and privacy challenges for young adults

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Scientists say two marketed anticancer drugs may one day restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients.

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Becker’s Hospital CEO Report quizzed nine health care professionals on how U.S. health care costs have gotten out of control in the past 10-plus years and what more needs to be done

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Americans too often lose sight of the longer-term debate about health care when they focus on arguments dictated by the framework of an election cycle and partisan political lines. Hence Heartland Institute’s “Ten Things Everyone Should Read About Health Care.”

The Untold Story: What Really Happened with Romneycare

(Editor’s Note: Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court health care law decision impact at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta.)  By Grace-Marie Turner Illinois senator Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said on MSNBC’sMorning Joe today that Mitt Romney is the “the baby daddy of Obamacare.” In a piece I wrote for The American Spectator this spring, “Romney’s best defense: The truth about Romneycare,” I explained that the final version of the Massachusetts law diverged significantly from Romney’s vision for reform. … Continue Reading →

On Health Care, Clinton Skirts The Facts

(Editor’s Note: Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court health care law decision impact at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta.)  By Grace-Marie Turner Former president Bill Clinton did a deep dive into policy last night during his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, but he plays fast and loose with crucial facts on health care. A few highlights: First, both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly “robbing Medicare” of … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: September 4, 2012

Researchers in Scotland have revealed plans to create a revolutionary new hip implant that will use the latest stem cell technology to allow patients to grow their own bone, removing the need for regular replacement surgery.

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What does the boss think of the new federal health law? Nearly two-thirds of employers see it as a step in the wrong direction,

ObamaCare Violates the DNA of Our Culture

A majority of Americans continue to oppose the health law because we understand that it is at odds with the fundamental principles and democratic processes of our country. We were aghast at the way the law was enacted two years ago — ignoring citizens who were marching in the streets and burning up the phone lines on Capitol Hill pleading with legislators to vote “no.”

Good Luck Finding a Doctor Under ObamaCare

By Grace-Marie Turner  “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.” President Barack Obama, Speech to the American Medical Association Chicago, June 15, 2009 In truth, prospects are bleak that you will be able to keep your doctor and even bleaker that there will be enough doctors to meet demand under Obamacare. The health overhaul law expands health insurance to millions more people without significantly increasing the number of … Continue Reading →

ObamaCare Taxes Will Hit Like a Freight Train in 2014

By Grace-Marie Turner So just how much is that new ObamaCare tax going to cost you? For some people, a lot more than you have been hearing. The individual mandate section of the health overhaul law outlines the structure of the “taxes” that must be paid by those who don’t buy government-approved health insurance – starting at $95 a year the first year for individuals. Many people are thinking it will be much cheaper to simply pay the tax than to buy policies that will cost thousands of dollars more. … Continue Reading →