John E. Calfee

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Massachusetts, who overhauled their health-care in 2006 along the same terms as Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is now showing the failures we can expect to see with the national model.

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A Little Learning about Testing Medical Devices - feat. image

Recent calls for tighter clinical requirements for medical devices should themselves be recalled. Such requirements would not greatly increase public safety; they would hamper innovation.

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The Contradictions of ObamaCare - feat. image

Why does Health and Human Services want to exempt millions of consumers from an ObamaCare regulation it just implemented to protect consumers?

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With no end to the obesity epidemic in sight, several states and cities have proposed soda taxes on sugar-sweetened soda and other beverages. At this conference, experts John E. Calfee of AEI and Jamie Chriqui of the University of Illinois at Chicago will analyze the evidence on soda taxes and other measures.

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Left ventricular assist devices, or “heart pumps,” are proving to be the best available option for patients with advanced heart failure, and the technology has huge potential for improvement.

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Junk Science and the Anti-Vaccine Fraud - feat. image

The campaign against the most valuable medical technologies ever invented is based on junk science.

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The Invisible Hand Works for Women - feat. image

Crucial improvements for women are a routine byproduct of the search for new profits by international firms.

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Will "Fixing" Entitlements Mean New Taxes?

The Avandia issue has shed light on important issues in FDA regulation, including politics and regulating the practice of medicine.

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This Could Take Awhile

There is practically no reliable scientific support for using the soda tax to fight obesity. The tax is an impulse to generate new revenue and not a creative public health measure.

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