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Monday, October 20, 2014

Even bigoted study finds high-cost drugs worth it

Burke J. Balch, J.D., director of the National Right to Life Committee’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics These days, as for some time past, much outrage is directed at pricey drugs, and both the government and insurance companies... MORE

Friday, October 3, 2014

In California access to top docs and hospitals dwindles under Obamacare

Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Californians with health insurance obtained through the Obamacare exchange are continuing to find themselves being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, according...MORE

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Will States be bribed to intensify Health Care Rationing?

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Should the federal government pay states to limit what their residents are allowed to spend to save their lives? Late last week, the Center for American Progress, a D.C.-based.....MORE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Advance Planning for Treatment Denial “Conversations” Spread — But What is Driving the Conversation?

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Those seeking to fund advance planning “conversations” — efforts to encourage doctors or others to talk with potential patients about whether they should receive life-saving medical treatment if incapacitated–...MORE

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conflicting appeals court opinions threaten ObamaCare exchanges

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered another blow to the Obama Health Care law– a law that has continued to remain unpopular and...MORE

Monday, July 14, 2014

They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law – “advance planning consultations.” ...MORE

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Limited Access to Top Health Care Providers in California Obamacare Exchanges

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Californians are finding themselves paying large amounts of cash or being turned away when they seek out many top health care specialists and hospitals, according to a Los Angeles...MORE