Center For Health Policy



(Pictured: Dr. Christopher Casscells, CRI Policy Director)

Center For Health Policy

Our aim is to evaluate trends and policies that effect:

-both individual and collective health

-the epidemiology of society's health, and the prevention or eradication of disease

-the interdependence of health policy, education, the economy, the environment, and energy

-the unintended consequences of poorly crafted health policy and, when possible to forewarn

 
Please contact Dr. Chris Casscells, CRI Policy Director, with any inquiries!
Email: Dr.Casscells@gmail.com

With all the churning going on about President Obamas health care plan, I cant help but wonder if his plan had been in place in 2002, whether I would be alive today or not. Lest you think Im being unduly dramatic, you should know that seven years ago I had a malignant polyp removed from my colon....

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Federal lawmakers are interested in changing the law that prohibits non-group/individual health insurance from being sold across state lines. For example, Representative John Shadeggs (R-AZ) and Senator Jim DeMints (R-SC) Health Care Choice Act (H.R. 2355 and S.1015) would amend current law to allow...

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The recently passed health care reform bill not fix health care. It intends to fix the insolvent governments bankrupt insurance products, Medicare and Medicaid, but probably wont do that either. It does raise taxes on everyone who pays taxes, currently 53% of the citizen population. It will not inc...

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With the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the national health policy debate has entered a new phase. Washington has embarked on an effort to exercise control over the entire health care sector of the economy, which now accounts for one out of every six dollars in American...

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Here is the actual Brief filed with the Courts.
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9/11/2012   With the elevation of Paul Ryan to the national stage, the debate about national healthcare policy is front and center. At the core of the debate is affordability. The 2010 healthcare reform legislation known as the "Affordable Care Act", or "Obamacare" by its ...

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10/23/2012   Healthcare reform is a very complicated issue, filled with questionable motivations, many special interests, a lack of funding with a distorted supply/demand ratio, and plenty of hyperbole just for good measure.            ...

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10/25/2012   The core argument upon which the health care political campaigns rest is based on mis-information, emotion, jealousy, greed, fear and empty promises. It is a perfect political issue. One side professes to provide free health care for all, forever with no cost to the user (unless ...

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When Paul Ryan proposed Medicare entitlement reform, there were advertisements showing him dumping an elderly woman out of a wheelchair over a cliff. These were run by the Democratic National Committee to demonize the efforts of the Republicans to salvage the Medicare program by modifying age e...

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I want to point out an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal  in the New York Times "The $2.7 trillion Medical Bill" (http://nyti.ms/13bPXcm) which many people have been asking me questions about. While almost everything said is true, it is neither the whole truth nor the overarching truth. ...

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