Monday, December 15, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Report claiming US health care worse than abroad distorts facts but ObamaCare may soon make it a reality
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A report released June 16, 2014, by the Commonwealth Fund think tank claims that although the U.S. spends more on health care, we underperform relative to other countries. This....MORE
Thursday, May 22, 2014
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Under the Obama Health Care law, the Administration’s stated mission is to limit not only the overall level of healthcare spending but also what Americans may choose to spend... MORE
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
by Burke Balch, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics While critical access to top health...MORE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
WASHINGTON – Senator Pat Roberts (R-Ks) today introduced the “Repeal Rationing in Support of Life Act,” which targets the four key rationing components of Obamacare identified in a March 6, 2014, report by the National Right to Life Committee’s ...MORE
Thursday, March 6, 2014
“THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND HEALTH CARE ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATES” National Right to Life Releases New Report Examining the Effect of the Affordable Care Act in the United States
WASHINGTON – With a March 31, 2014, deadline impending for open enrollment in the insurance exchanges established by “The Patient Protection...MORE
Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics As millions of Americans are attempting to start using their new Obamacare exchange health insurance plans, stories about denial of payment keep piling up. All throughout the debate leading...MORE.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Burke Balch, JD & Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Two new reports highlight the growing evidence that, thanks to Obamacare, the quality of many Americans’ current healthcare is gradually declining. New Obamacare exchange plans...MORE.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama continued to misrepresent his health care law while evidence of rationing continues to mount. While hundreds of thousands lost...MORE.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Burke Balch, JD & Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new report that showed that for the fourth year in a row, healthcare spending was...MORE
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics There is widespread evidence that many new Obamacare health insurance plans are reducing access to specialists and the best hospitals–most recently in California. Obamacare apologist Jonathan Cohn–in an attempt...MORE