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Why the Patient CARE Act Proposal Isn’t Ready to Replace Obamacare

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

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

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

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

The ill-considered medical device excise tax used to fund Obamacare should be repealed.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

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

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

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

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

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.


Obamacare: Destined to Flop? Part I

In this four-part series, AEI’s Joseph Antos provides a comprehensive account of what is likely to happen with Obamacare now and in years to come. In this first installment, he tackles the exchanges.


Reversing Reverse Payments: The Actavis Decision

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to so-called 'reverse settlements' in pharmaceutical patent cases. But at what cost?


A Lesson from the Wreckage in Detroit: Retiree Health Care Is Ripe for Reform

The focus on retiree pensions has eclipsed an equally important target for reform in Detroit and other cash-strapped American cities: retiree health care benefits.


A Roundup: Myriad, Monsanto, and the Supreme Court

In recent rulings on patents, the Supreme Court spoke with a rare, single voice, devising a framework that encourages innovation while also ensuring that its fruits are enjoyed fairly by consumers.


How to Stop the Rise of Superbugs

The rise of 'superbugs' is causing tens of thousands of deaths a year in the United States alone. A problem as complex as antibiotic resistance will require several solutions.


Why Expanding Social Security Is a Bad Idea

A New America Foundation proposal would cost 3.7 percent of GDP and crowd out the private saving that drives our economy.


The Shrinking Health Gap

When considering trends in equality, income is important, but health is arguably a prerequisite for all other measures of well-being.


‘Not One Dime’: Health Care Law Projected to Add $6.2 Trillion to U.S. Deficit

Congress is likely to follow precedent and bypass the new health care law’s draconian payment cuts to doctors and hospitals, causing the law's cost to balloon by trillions of dollars.


Just How Polluted Is China Anyway?

Decades ago, I wrote the first comprehensive books on China’s energy and environment. I have not been surprised by the country’s continuing environmental degradation; even so, I could not have predicted such a deterioration of air quality.


China’s Sick Yellow River

China’s water pollution is even worse than its better-known air pollution. As long as the Chinese people have few private rights, government-backed pollution will continue.

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