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June 5, 2019
Widespread reports this spring that elderly patients in the United Kingdom were facing significant delays getting routine cataract operations coincided with the news that British rock music legend Mick Jagger
June 5, 2019
By Chad Savage
Direct primary care (DPC) doctors have found ways to improve health care access, include telemedicine, and offer deeply discounted rates on medications, labs, and imaging for a low-cost monthly membership, similar in design and value to Costco.
June 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded a proposed pipeline project carrying natural gas from the shale fields of Pennsylvania connecting to utilities throughout the Northeast was in the public interest and approved its construction.
June 4, 2019
By Frank Keeney
When one reviews the culture of the American colonies in the late 18th century and compares it to the United States today, it is surprising that the Constitution that was ratified in 1788 is still largely intact and our republic has survived.
June 4, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Editor’s Note: With legislative sessions winding down in Missouri and Tennessee, three state lawmakers are hopeful their bills have opened the door to reform and eventual repeal of their states’ certificate of need (CON) laws.
June 4, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
By an overwhelming 29-2 margin, the Texas Senate approved legislation designed to prevent patients from being subjected to surprise medical bills.
June 4, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a Right to Shop bill intended to help consumers find out the true cost of the medical services they receive.
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June 4, 2019
The Texas State Legislature is considering a bill that would require freestanding emergency rooms (ERs), those separated from hospitals, to post notice of the health benefit plans for which the facility is an in-network provider.
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June 3, 2019
By Seton Motley
We have on numerous occasions visited the topic of DC gridlock. 
June 3, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.
June 3, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
We live in a time when an understanding and an appreciation of what a free society can or should be like is being slowly lost.
June 3, 2019
By Gregory Wrightstone
Since she first stood alone in front of the Swedish parliament last August protesting insufficient action in fighting climate change, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has literally become the poster child for a worldwide student movement.
June 3, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The FDA is considering modifying the definitions, called “standards of identity,” for a variety of food products.
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June 3, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Ignoring objections raised by business groups, conservative politicians, and consumers, Maine became the first state in the country to ban Styrofoam, also known as polystyrene.
June 3, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
With bipartisan support, Congress is moving forward with the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, which aims to expand market opportunities for generic drugs.
June 3, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
A bill to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board cleared the Maryland General Assembly and has been sent to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature.
June 3, 2019
An experimental treatment that enabled a man with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to literally run around the room while testifying before a FDA panel has cast a new light on the agency’s process of approving life-improving treatments quickly.
May 31, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Merrill Matthews
Climate Change Weekly #325
May 31, 2019
By Clifford Thies
Several Democratic presidential candidates are proposing raising the top income tax rate to 70 percent. 
May 31, 2019
By Seton Motley
Impeaching judges is serious.  
May 31, 2019
By Art Carden
Watch for this phrase in your social media feeds: “these people.”
May 31, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
Medicare’s assets will be depleted by 2026, the 2019 Medicare Board of Trustees Annual Report states.
May 31, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A rarely used state Senate rule and growing concerns over the potential cost of providing health care to tens of thousands of additional low-income residents in North Carolina stymied efforts to enact Medicaid expansion in this year’s legislative session.
May 31, 2019
After some back and forth in the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law significant reforms to the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) process.
May 31, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two new Liquefied Natural Gas export projects in April.
May 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made revisions to the rules on Title X funding to give low-income women more options for health care and family planning services.
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May 31, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
May 30, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
In the 20 years since the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, two people who were affected by that day have taken up the issue of student safety.
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May 29, 2019
By Larry Sand
Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.
May 29, 2019
In an effort to encourage more consumer-driven health care provider models, a growing number of states are moving to exempt direct primary care (DPC) from insurance regulations.
May 29, 2019
Florida has joined Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia in attempting to save money on prescription drugs by importing them from another country.
May 29, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Proponents are not giving up the fight to expand the role of non-physician health care practitioners in Florida after a bill that would have allowed practitioners to work independently of doctors.
May 29, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Tesla reported losses of $702 million during the first quarter of 2019, breaking a streak of two straight quarters posting a profit.
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May 28, 2019
By Juliana Knot
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation establishing an education savings account program supported by Gov. Bill Lee.
May 28, 2019
By Gregory Wrightstone
A new UN report warns that “around 1 million species already face extinction, many within decades.”
May 28, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of May 20, 2019
May 28, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The biosimilar drug industry, along with consumer, taxpayer and health care groups are crying foul over the Food and Drug Administration’s newly released guidelines requiring a four-letter suffix on biosimilar drug names that would distinguish them from t
May 28, 2019
Congress is considering legislation that would modify the federal tax code to allow the use of pretax health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for the noninsurance payment model of direct primary care (DPCs).
May 27, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management has offered a detailed plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to oil and gas development, including through the use of fracking.
May 24, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #324