The Congressional Budget Office announced last week that the growth of the federal budget deficit will outpace the growth of the economy in 2016 for the first time since 2009. The drag this places on economic growth is hard to overstate, but what can be done to solve this problem for the future? Harvard University’s […]
If you follow the news, you’ve probably seen plenty of coverage on ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act. Even if you don’t follow the news, it’s hard to go for more than a few days without hearing someone mention their insurance premiums, high cost of care, or some other frustration with health care. All the […]
What is the best way, if at all, for medication to be regulated? How do you balance the right of consumers to purchase what they want with protection of consumers from dangerous or fraudulent medical treatments? Be sure to check out this video on the current government monopoly on prescription drug approval.
I got a powerful reminder a few months ago of a lesson I learned in grad school: numbers don’t speak for themselves. We must interpret them alertly if we are to learn from them.The numbers I came across are these: [Medicare] spends roughly $3 on administration for each $100 of medical services it buys for […]
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that results in seizures. Seven-year old Sophia Nazzarine has suffered from intractable epilepsy. This interview was based on Sophia’s story. Watch more. 7 years old. 3 brain surgeries. 1 outlawed alternative. Sophia is extraordinary and she deserves her happily ever ever. There is hope. Doctor’s believe Cannabidiol or […]
What do you think about these questions? Let us know in the comments and check out the extended version here: http://youtu.be/bV2idyygYzk The FDA approval process can take years, and thousands of terminally ill patients die every year waiting to the FDA to approve potentially life-saving drugs. Should terminally ill patients suffering from serious diseases like cancer […]