Pacific Research Institute

Not As Good As You Think

Lance Izumi and Alicia Chang
May 14, 2014

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Obamacare's Not-So-Essential Benefits

January 8, 2013

In this op-ed in the Providence Journal, Sally Pipes contends that the generous plans offered under Obamacare will drive up costs, not lower them because the plans are generous give-a-ways

Obama’s Green Team 2.0

Elizabeth DeMeo
June 11, 2013
The four leaders of President Obama’s second-term “Green Team” are nearly all in place: John Kerry has been confir

The Crusade Against Plastic Bags

Kenneth P. Green, Elizabeth DeMeo
December 12, 2012

Studies are mixed regarding whether plastic bag bans offer significant environmental benefits, but claims of rampant environmental harms are suspect.

Medical Tort: Ranking the 50 States

John R. Graham
July 2, 2010

John R. Graham of the Pacific Research Institute offers this new report on medical malpractice laws across the fifty states. He makes 4 main points: 

America’s Consumers Will Beat Government to (Health) IT

Diana M. Ernst
June 1, 2007

President Bush established a Health IT (Health Information Technology) initiative in 2003 to make our paperclogged health-care system more efficient through the use of computers.

Deadly Solution: SB-840 and the Government Takeover of California Health Care

John R. Graham
June 1, 2006

Last year, State Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) introduced SB-840, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act, which the State Senate has passed and now awaits debate in the Assembly, ha

Health Privacy in an Interconnected, Electronic Society

Diana M. Ernst
May 1, 2006

In these times, the EHR system's detection abilities would be an invaluable resource.  Federal administrators realize that a national system of interconnected EHRs would help to de

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