SNIFFLES Newsletter on Healthcare Reform References
CMS REPORTS U.S. HEALTH CARE SPENDING GROWTH ACCELERATED ONLY SLIGHTLY IN 2006, BUT STILL FASTER THAN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GENERAL INFLATION, For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 08, 2008; CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145;
“The World Health Report 2000, Health Systems: Improving Performance” available http://www.who.int/whr/2000/en/index.html then click on full report.
Goodman, J. “Health Care in a Free Society Rebutting the Myths of National Health Insurance” Policy Analysis 532 CATO Institute 1-25-2005 http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3627
Kitzhaber, JA video “Health Care for the 21st Century: a call to action” http://wecandobetter.org/learn_more/watch
California Health Care Foundation. Health Care Costs 101 -- 2005. 02 March 2005 http://www.chcf.org/
FACTS ON HEALTH CARE COSTS. The National Coalition on Health Care accessed 6-10-8 http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost.shtml
Medical Bills Can Lead to Bankruptcy, High Deductibles, Co-Payments, Out-of-Pocket Expenses Add Up to Big Debt By Jeanie Lerche Davis WebMD Health News, Feb. 2, 2005
Himmelstein, D, E. Warren, D. Thorne, and S. Woolhander, “Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy, “Health Affairs Web Exclusive W5-63, 02 February , 2005.
Donald B. Marron, pg 3 Medicare’s Physician Payment Rates and the Sustainable Growth Rate, before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives July 25, 2006 Congressional Budget Office www.cbo.gov/ftpdoc.cfm?index=7425
Decline of Medical School Applicants Continues in 2002; Projections for 2003 indicate rebound. http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressrel/2002/021030.htm
Medical School Tuition and Young Physician Indebtedness: An Update to the 2004 Report October 2007 ©2007 by the Association of American Medical Colleges. All rights reserved. https://services.aamc.org/Publications/index.cfm?fuseaction=Product.displayForm&prd_id=212&prv_id=256
P. M. Danzon and M. F. Furukawa International Prices And Availability Of Pharmaceuticals In 2005 Health Aff., January 1, 2008; 27(1): 221 - 233.
GAO report number GAO-07-54 entitled 'Prescription Drugs: Improvements Needed in FDA's Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising' which was released on December 14, 2006. http://www.gao.gov/htext/d0754.html
Kravitz RL, Epstein RM, Feldman MD, Franz CE, Azari R, Wilkes MS, Hinton L, Franks P. Influence of patients' requests for direct-to-consumer advertised antidepressants: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2005 Apr 27;293(16):1995-2002.
Drug ads scrutinized by Congress; Thursday, 8-May-2008; 8:20AM PDT; Story from United Press International Copyright 2008 by United Press International (via ClariNet) http://www.softcom.net/webnews/wed/bf/Uus-drugads.RZNm_Iy8.html
STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE BART STUPAK SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS “DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ADVERTISING: MARKETING, EDUCATION, OR DECEPTION?” MAY 8, 2008.
“Capitol Hill Watch | Drug Company Executives Respond to Concerns About Ads at House Panel Hearing” [May 09, 2008] ;http://www.kaisernetwork.org/Daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=52049
Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical listing accessed 6-10-08 http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/industries/Pharmaceuticals/1.html
DiMasi, Hansen, Grabowski (2003) “The price of innovation: new estimates of drug development costs,” Journal of Health Economics; Vol 22, pp. 151-185
Jason Shafrin. Cost to bring drug to market: $802m Healthcare Economist April 29, 2006 http://healthcare-economist.com/2006/04/29/802m/
Michael D. Rawlins Cutting the cost of drug development? Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 3, 360-364 (April 2004) | doi:10.1038/nrd1347 http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v3/n4/full/nrd1347.html
Keyhani S, Diener-West M, Powe N. Do drug prices reflect development time and government investment? Med Care. 2005 Aug;43(8):753-62. Comment in: Med Care. 2005 Aug;43(8):751-2.
REP. HENRY A. WAXMAN, COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SEPTEMBER 2006; Analysis: Pharmaceutical Industry Profits Increase by Over $8 Billion After Medicare Drug Plan Goes Into Effect. http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20060919115623-70677.pdf
The Medicare Drug War: An Army of Nearly 1,000 Lobbyists Pushes a Medicare Law that Puts Drug Company and HMO Profits Ahead of Patients and Taxpayers, Public Citizen Congress Watch, June 2004,
"Tauzin switches sides from drug industry overseer to lobbyist," USA Today, December 15, 2004.. http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/drugs/2004-12-15-drugs-usat_x.htm
CUOMO ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY-WIDE INVESTIGATION INTO HEALTH INSURERS’ FRAUDULENT REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME http://www.oag.state.ny.us/press/2008/feb/feb13a_08.html
Fortune 500 Health care listing accessed 6-10-08 http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/industries/
Multiple Health Insurance Risk Pools Fail to Control Costs http://www.onecarenow.org/healthcarereformriskpools.htm
Peeno L. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment (May 30, 1996).
ERIC DASH “Former Chief Will Forfeit $418 Million” December 7, 2007, New York Times accessed 6-10-08 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/business/07options.html?n=
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Employee Health Benefits: 2007 Annual Survey. 11 September 2006. http://www.kff.org/insurance/7672/index.cfm
DeNavas-Walt, C.B. Proctor, and J. Smith. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2006. U.S. Census Bureau., August 2007. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf
Consolidated Financial Statements & Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Pdf file “AMA Annual Revenuesannual 2006” www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/37/2006annual-cfs.pdf
Sick Around The World. Five Capitalists Democracies & How They Do It. Each has a health care system that delivers health care for everyone -- but with remarkable differences. Frontline, PBS April 15, 2008
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/countries/ FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of wgbh educational foundation. web site copyright 1995-2008 WGBH educational foundation