Most new medicines are developed by unprofitable startups that can succeed under a wide range of pricing systems.

Moderna, a biotechnology company widely hailed for its innovative COVID-19 vaccine, has reached a market capitalization above $130 billion, based on a product whose price was directly negotiated with the U.S. government, and with other governments around the world.

Executive Summary

The original cryptocurrency can improve the financial security of hourly wage earners and retirees on fixed incomes.

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The original cryptocurrency can improve the financial security of hourly wage earners and retirees on fixed incomes.

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A first-of-its-kind ranking of 31 national health care systems on quality, choice, science & technology, and fiscal sustainability.

A new way to compare national health systems

The UAE’s two largest emirates have achieved universal coverage. Will the others follow?

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Introduction

Switzerland’s universal system of individually-purchased health insurance is a model for U.S. reform.

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Slovakia suffers from limited health insurance choices and poor health outcomes.

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Portugal’s partly private system boasts excellent quality, but struggles to find a sustainable fiscal footing.

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America’s runaway leadership in science & technology is marred by a fiscally unsustainable system of costly health care.

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Avik Roy

President, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (@FREOPP). Policy Editor @Forbes. Sr. Advisor @BPC_Bipartisan. Pronounced “OH-vick” (thanks mom).

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