- Why diet when you can take a pill?
- AEI study: In Utah, nearly 100% of children leave foster care within three years, while in Illinois, less than half do.
- Sex life of turtles.
- Health Affairs study: HHS reduction in Medicare Advantage payments will cause $60 per year premium increase per beneficiary, small copay increases, and increases of about $27 in annual deductibles.
- Can robots replace caregivers for the elderly? (NYT)
Category: Drug Prices & Regulations
- AAF study of the effects of Medicare’s coming drug price negotiations: fewer than 6 million beneficiaries – less than 10% of enrollees – will benefit at all and for those with any saving 69% of will save less than $300.
- Given Trump and Biden executive orders promoting the idea, why is it taking so long to allow states to import drugs from Canada?
- Health Affairs authors: giving insulin to patients for free is cost effective. So why don’t insurers – including Medicare Part D insurers – do that? I explained that months ago.
- How health care was rationed during the pandemic: Mississippi case study.
- Left-of-center Tax Policy Center: people earning less than $400,000 will pay more taxes under the new Biden budget proposal. A lot more taxes!
- Did you know that commercial airlines have to obey a speed limit?
- Digital therapies that sought FDA approval are expensive and in a regulatory morass. Is there a non-FDA approach that is possible?
- How worried should we be over a drug resistant fungus?
- Views on AI’s risk to humanity.
- Scott Sumner’s take: the worry is not that an intelligent AI will destroy the world. It’s that a depressed person will use AI to destroy the world.
- A different view of the Waco tragedy – one more sympathetic to the Branch Davidians.
- California is making its own insulin.
- The two leading covid origin theories — lab leak and Wuhan wet market — could both be true.
- An electronic tattoo can track your emotions.
- UT Austin has invented a version that fits on your palm.
- Three out of four Florida kids are in a school of choice that is different from their assigned local school.