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Monday, December 15, 2014

Disappointing government report shows declining health care spending; Obamacare partly to blame

By Jennifer Popik, JD The resources being devoted to life-saving and health-preserving health care in the United States are at a near-record low, according to a newly issued annual spending report from the federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...MORE.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Efforts to suppress spending on life-saving drugs are working—while development of new drugs is stagnating

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical EthicsNew analysis details a disappointing explanation for recent decreases in Medicare spending growth – a paucity of new life-saving and health-preserving drugs...MORE

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