Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals'

Swedish Researcher Says Culture Matters for Innovation

West Michigan is welcoming a new researcher to the area, and Dr. Stefan Jovinge says that culture matters a great deal for incubating innovation. Jovinge, previously of Lund University in Sweden, is one of the world’s foremost scientists investigating the ability of cardiac cells to repair themselves, and he’s joining the Van Andel Institute and at the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute in Grand Rapids. Continue Reading...

Redeeming the DIA

Most commentators, apart from Virginia Postrel and the like, seem to think that it would be tragic for the city of Detroit to lose the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in the city’s bankruptcy proceedings. Continue Reading...

Health Care Sharing Ministries: ‘Faith, Liberty, and Charity’ in Health Care

While many Americans are struggling to navigate healthcare.gov and some are fighting against the Affordable Care Act’s threat to religious liberty, an estimated 100,000 people are exempt from the legislation as members of a health care sharing ministry (HCSM); these organizations offer the opportunity for individuals with similar beliefs to share their health care costs. Continue Reading...

Charitable Hospitals To Be Fined Under Obamacare

A new provision under Obamacare will fine tax-exempt hospitals via the Internal Revenue Service: A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Continue Reading...

Obamacare: The Economics Just Don’t Add Up

Tomorrow is the big day for Obamacare, despite the fact that even the Obama Administration admits it’s “glitchy.” The president is cheerleading the program, reminding us that he’s been right all along: Reforming health care will help the economy over the long-term,” by curing health-care costs and free individuals to start small companies, he said. Continue Reading...

Where Obamacare Goes Wrong

The Obama Administration is counting down the days and rounding up “navigators” to get Obamacare off the ground. (Those navigators, by the way, will get $58 for each person they sign up, on top of their hourly pay.) The big question: Is Obamacare going to work? Continue Reading...

Obamacare: A Pathway From Work To Welfare?

If the National Bureau of Economic Research is to be believed, Obamacare stands to cause more than 1 million Americans to shift from work to welfare. Why? America will lose an abundance of low-paying full-time jobs to relieve employers of health-care cost burdens. Continue Reading...