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Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate

If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.


A Flawed E-Cigarette Regulation

The FDA's proposed regulation should not go forward in its current form, or it will undermine efforts to persuade smokers to switch to e-cigarettes and will endanger public health.


It's Time for Real Reform of Veterans' Health Care

The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.


Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.


How Risky Is It to Be Uninsured?

Our hodgepodge of efforts to help the uninsured have substantially reduced the incentive to buy coverage.


Fixing the Child Care Penalty

The current tax code denies families appropriate tax relief for work-related child care expenses. A new Senate bill would help correct this problem.


The Genetics Revolution Challenge and How to Incentivize Biomedical Research

The genetics revolution poses challenges to the way that the FDA and patent system influence medical research. Prize-grants could be better suited to providing incentives for the sort of research becoming valuable.


New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.


Sebelius Gets Tough on Medicaid Enrollment

In threatening to cut payments to states that are not enrolling people into Medicaid quickly enough, the administration has found a tool to punish states that have been uncooperative in implementing the president’s healthcare reform.


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.

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