NCPA Media: Health Care

  • Mar 01, 2011

    Study: Drugs from Emerging Markets Have High Failure Rates

    Health Care News - A new study assessing the quality of drugs made in emerging markets found the danger of variability remains high for several areas.


  • Mar 01, 2011

    Few Support 'Individual Mandate' in Health Care Reform Law, Poll Finds

    But many wonder if political leanings will influence Supreme Court's ultimate decision, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey shows.

    USNEWS & World Report: Health Day - Half of U.S. adults still oppose the "individual mandate" clause in the new health care reform law that requires all Americans not already insured to purchase health insurance, while only 22 percent support it, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.


  • Feb 28, 2011

    The HMO In Your Future

    The Health Care Blog - Nationwide, Medicare will start paying fees to ACOs, beginning next year. Eventually, the Obama administration would like to see everyone in an ACO.


  • Feb 24, 2011

    Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health

    More asthma, heat waves and microbial disease could result if greenhouse gases aren't curbed.

    US NEWS & World Report: Health Day - Experts from leading U.S. medical groups gathered Thursday to warn of impending dangers to human health if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, speeding climate change.


  • Feb 24, 2011

    Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Fox News - The parents of a Canadian boy ordered off life support by government health officials have been denied a request to transfer the 13-month-old to the Children's Hospital of Michigan.


  • Feb 20, 2011

    Concierge Medicine - A Consequence of Health Reform Law

    Medinnovation:  John Goodman, PhD, the economist who founded and heads the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, is predicting a major migration of physicians into concierge medical practices in the Health Affairs Blog ("Future of Consumer-Driven Care," Health Alert, February 18).


  • Feb 18, 2011

    The Future of Consumer-Directed Health Care

    Health Affairs Blog:  Over the next decade I believe we are going to see a major transformation of American medicine. It won't be the kind of transformation that is normally discussed at health care conferences and at inside-the-Beltway briefings. Nor will it be the kind of change anticipated by the people who gave us the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Instead, what I envision is a large migration of patients and doctors, and facilities and services out of the third-party payer system.


  • Feb 18, 2011

    Prepare for Health Care Ping Pong

    The Atlantic: Health Affairs has a new article suggesting that low-income workers are going to be moving back and forth between Medicaid and the exchanges at a disturbingly rapid pace (H/T John Goodman):