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Health Spending Slowdown Is Mostly Due To Economic Factors, Not Structural Change In The Health Care Sector

We used new and unique data on privately insured people to estimate the effect of the economic slowdown that began in December 2007 on the rate of growth in health spending.

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Patient Power Puts Pressure on Prices | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

It is a step in the right direction. The article notes that government dictating price transparency has no effect — something we have discussed previously at our blog.

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The Patriotism of Prosperity - Dr. Ben Carson - Page full

Instead of patriotism being defined as unthinking devotion to governmental tax edicts, perhaps it is better described as using one’s talents and resources to bring strength and prosperity to our land through the successful utilization of advantages found worldwide.

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FDA Outlines Personalized Medicine Policy with Publication of LDT Draft Guidance Document, Final Guidance on Companion Diagnostics

On July 31, FDA announced drastic changes to regulation for personalized medicine products and services when it coupled the release of the long-awaited final guidance document on the regulation of companion diagnostic devices with a… 421 more words

Policy Issues

Direct Primary Care: An Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance - by Daniel McCorry

Insurance-based primary care has grown increasingly complex, inefficient, and restrictive, driving frustrated physicians and patients to seek alternatives. Direct primary care is a rapidly growing form of health care that not only alleviates such frustrations, but also goes above and beyond to offer increased access and improved care at an affordable cost.

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Economic Issues

A Young Future: Nigeria braces for demographic shift

Nigeria must prepare to take advantage of a projected demographic shift in the country. A 2014 United Nations Population Division (UNPD) report suggested that about 40% of all the world’s children will be in Africa by 2050. 308 more words

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