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Archive for January, 2012

An Objective Health Wonk Review

The Center for Objective Health Policy hosts the first Health Wonk Review of 2012.

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What you need to know in 2012

Here are links to a bunch of interesting articles to kick off 2012. The year in charts. Performance Enhancing Drugs are good? Where New Mexico beats New Jersey. Too good to be true? A fearsome snail? Top economists. Jargon. Free entrepreneurship mentoring. $53.4 million vs. $0. How Israelis can improve their chances of receiving an […]

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The Economist Gives Thumbs Up to Economics Blogs

Although mainly discussing the quality of economics blogs focused on Macroeconomic issues, the Economist endorsed the blog-o-sphere as a productive forum for intellectual debate.  To give it some historical context: “Previous publishing revolutions, such as the advent of printing, prompted similar concerns about trivialisation and extremism. But whatever you think about the impact of blogging […]

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Why Doctors Don’t Like Medicare

Being a doctor is difficult.  You need to graduate from medical school and learn a ton of difficult scientific concepts.  You need to stay up to date on the latest medical developments.  You need to cater to sick, needy patients (and their family).  Any you need to get paid. Earning a living is not as […]

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Doc Fix Fixed…for Two Months

Kaiser Health News reports: The House GOP leadership’s agreement to a Senate proposal averts a 27 percent paycut to doctors scheduled to take effect in January. The deal delays the cut until March 1, and lawmakers hope to hammer out an agreement on a longer-term fix to the payment formula before then. As I previously noted, […]

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