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Opinion/Editorial Health Care
February 13, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Words matter. For example, when the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decries an “epidemic,” the media and state policymakers pay attention.
February 12, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
While President Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on issues affecting the health and medical care of Americans.
February 11, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 4, 2019
February 7, 2019
By Dr. Brad Rodu
Tobacco prohibitionists have objected to tobacco flavors for years.
February 4, 2019
By Jeff Stier
When products have the potential to save millions of lives, it's helpful if people are told about those benefits.
February 4, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 28, 2019
January 22, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 14, 2019
January 10, 2019
By Sarah Lee, Christopher Talgo
With Democrats having a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, it will be nearly impossible for federal lawmakers on either side of the aisle to replace the Affordable Care Act in the next two years.
January 10, 2019
By Sarah Lee
In 2019, Americans should expect the health care war to enter a new and more divisive chapter.
January 8, 2019
By Charlie Katebi
Over the past several decades, American families have experienced skyrocketing health-care costs.
January 8, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Stocks of hospital and Medicaid-contracted managed-care companies plunged on the announcement of Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.
December 11, 2018
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
This is the one hundredth anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918. In his book The Great Influenza, John M. Barry described it as the deadliest plague in history.
December 3, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of November 26, 2018
December 1, 2018
By Edward Hudgins
Today marks the 30th World AIDS Day.
November 26, 2018
By Matthew D. Stryker
Studies have shown that more than 50 million Americans with health insurance have been denied essential treatments for chronic or persistent diseases, with two out of every three patients, like the woman we treated, being denied multiple times.
November 19, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of November 12, 2018
November 15, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
ACS and many other public health groups fail to acknowledge how successful this year’s Smokeout will be due to the popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
November 14, 2018
By Jeff Stier
Government agencies populated with scientists people are pleased to call “experts” are often thought to be above the ordinary give-and-take of politics and, especially, immune to the clarion calls of activists and pressure of public opinion.
November 12, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of November 5, 2018
November 7, 2018
By Thomas A. Hemphill
The ongoing controversy over e-cigarettes and youth smoking has hit a proverbial regulatory wall.