NCPA Media: Health Care

  • 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):


  • Feb 17, 2011

    Valentine's Week Edition Of The Health Wonk Review

    Colorado Long Term Care Insider: Welcome to the Health Wonk Review!  This week's edition has tons of great articles from some of the best wonks in the healthcare blogosphere. 


  • Feb 16, 2011

    "Must-Reads"

    The American Spectator: John Goodman: "It's as though the White House has concluded that seniors matter and poor people don't - at least in politics."


  • Feb 08, 2011

    Where Doctors Locate

    The Health Care Blog - As the map below shows, there is a lot of variation in the number of people per doctors across Texas counties.