Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Health Care Should Not Be The Responsibility of the Federal Government" - A Debate at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) on April 17

I will have the honor of moderating a debate hosted by the Benjanin Rush Society of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School on the resolution that: "Health care should not be the responsibility of the federal government."

The debate will take place at the Piscataway, NJ campus, within striking distance of New York and Philadelphia, on Tuesday, April 17. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. and the debate will start at 6 p.m.

Each team debating the resolution is comprised of one physician and one lawyer - all four deeply involved in struggle over PPACA - and a timely combination given the Supreme Court's current litigation over Obamacare.

This debate is free, but seating is limited. Please go to this link for more information and to register to attend.

Please distribute this invitation widely, broadly and deeply.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Panel Discussion in Bellevue, WA on April 19: Obamacare - An Unhealthy Choice for America

I will be speaking at an event hosted by The Freedom Foundation in Bellevue, WA, on April 19. The topic is Obamacare - An Unhealthy Choice for America.
All are welcome! Please come and bring your family, friends, and colleages. If you're not available, but know folks in the Seattle area who would be interested, please let them now.

More information and registration at this link.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Health Premiums Rising Fast, Even Though Medical Spending Constrained

Obamacare is primarily responsible for the fact that health-insurance premiums are outpacing the growth in underlying medical claims. See my op-ed in the Washington Times here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Feed the Beast: Renewing the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) in 2012

Believe me, I'd like to see real reform of the obsolete pharmaceutical regulatory apparatus in the U.S. But it ain't gonna happen this year. The current law that funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) sunsets in September 2012.

In the absences of real reform, it should be renewed. Read more in this month's Health Policy Prescription.