The last month or so, the Presidential campaign has often felt like a war over Medicare. Republicans have claimed that the Democrats have robbed the trust fund to pay for an entitlement for other people. They claim that the Affordable… Read More ›
Author Insight: When Prescription Drugs Become Available Over-the-Counter, Their Ads Fall Silent on Risks
When 4 popular medications became available to consumers over-the-counter (OTC), risk information all but disappeared from advertisements for the products, according to an analysis published today in JAMA. When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began allowing direct-to-consumer advertising… Read More ›
With the Republican convention over and the Democratic convention under way, we will no doubt continue to hear charges and countercharges between the parties about who can be trusted to save Medicare.
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, the political debates on health care reform are consistently confused, often conflating the critical dimensions of any well-functioning health care system: access, equity, cost, quality, and choice.
The press has focused a lot on the similarities between Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They are both technocratic, they espouse tax cuts, and they believe in a balanced budget. But there is a deeper similarity as well: they both… Read More ›
With Rep Paul Ryan (R, Wis) now Governor Romney’s running mate, Medicare reform is front and center in the election debate. This development could provide a chance to have a serious national debate about the program. But it could also… Read More ›
As many people know, when Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, he promoted and signed a state health reform law that expanded health insurance coverage through government investment. But now, in his campaign for the presidency of the United States,… Read More ›