Tag Archives: Health Reform

Health Reform Declared Constitutional

It’s back to business for pharma and biotech companies. The main result of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that it ends all the rampant speculation and uncertainty about the future shape of the U.S. healthcare system. Now healthcare providers, insurers, medical products makers, and government agencies can move forward […]
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PCORI, Priorities, and Politics

William Looney looks at the three P’s of effectiveness  research:  PCORI, Priorities, and Politics If you ever wanted to know what health economists might do with a billion dollars, the Obama Administration’s  Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute [PCORI] is about to tell all:  not right down to the penny, but good enough.  The congressionally funded – […]
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Governor Howard Dean: Financing the Future of US Drug Innovation

Will it be More Good Pills — Or that Porsche? The Obama Administration’s signal achievement to date — passage of comprehensive health reform legislation — continues to inspire confusion and contradictions across the political spectrum. Despite its scope, the bill is dismissed by many Democrats for what it does not do, while the GOP references […]
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Federal Judge Declares Mandatory Health Insurance Unconstitutional

This new decision out of Virginia increases the prospect of a showdown between an elected Congress and President and the Supreme Court over the legality of this year’s health reform legislation affecting nearly one-fifth of the US economy. Resolution of the court case is unlikely before 2012—which is also an election year. Earlier this week, […]
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