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Analysis and Commentary

‘Right To Try’ Unapproved Drugs Advances Personal Freedom -- But Risks Must Be Taken Into Account

by Henry I. Millervia Fox News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Several times recently, President Trump endorsed terminally ill patients’ “right to try” drugs not approved by the FDA: “Patients with terminal conditions, terminal illness, should have access to experimental treatment immediately that could potentially save their lives,” he said in the State of the Union speech.

In the News

Idaho's Attempt To Skirt Affordable Care Act Rules Swatted Down By Feds

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Boise State Public Radio
Friday, March 9, 2018

The federal government weighed in on Idaho’s attempt to skirt provisions in the Affordable Care Act. On Thursday, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a letter to state leaders warning them they were on thin ice with the proposed policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Obamacare in the Courts (Again)

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Over twenty states filed a lawsuit last week targeted squarely at the heart of Obamacare. The battle is being led by the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton. He argues that because Congress—in the tax reform bill passed into law late last year—effectively ended Obamacare’s requirement that people buy health insurance, the rest of the law cannot stand.
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A Different Kind Of Cancer Treatment

by Henry I. Miller, Joel E. Teppervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Radiation therapy gets too little press and funding, but is critical in vanquishing the disease.

Analysis and Commentary

Reagan’s Cure For America's Debt Disease

by Martin Feldsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 5, 2018

Two programs, Medicare and Social Security, are the bulk of the problem. Here’s how to fix them. 

Analysis and Commentary

Transforming Modern Medicine Doesn't Have To Be High Tech Or Expensive

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Literacy Project
Monday, March 5, 2018

Much of the progress in medicine since I was a medical student has involved expensive, high-tech diagnostic tests and therapies — a trend that has accelerated recently and worries health economists and politicians alike because it boosts healthcare costs.

In the News

Conservative Public Policy Strategist Recommends Health-Care Fixes

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia The Palm Beach Daily News
Thursday, March 1, 2018

After hearing Lanhee Chen’s talk Tuesday at The Society of the Four Arts, the audience might conclude that the American health care system is a mess and not likely to improve any time soon.

Analysis and Commentary

NIH Needs To Raise The Bar For Funding Alternative Medicine Research

by Henry I. Millervia STAT
Monday, February 26, 2018

Suppose you needed to have a CT scan for a sudden, severe headache and partial loss of vision and your doctor asked a nutritionist to read it, rather than a radiologist. Would you trust the diagnosis? Evaluation by a different — and what most would consider a lesser — standard is essentially how a significant amount of research funding is approved by one component of the National Institutes of Health.

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Area 45: Influencing Influenza With Dr. Henry Miller

interview with Henry I. Millervia Area 45
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to cure what literally ails the nation.

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by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 19, 2018

One state’s effort to save the Affordable Care Act.


Health Care Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.