Jonny Anomaly (Duke): Is Obesity a Public Health Problem? Allison K. Hoffman (UCLA) and Howell E. Jackson (Harvard): Retiree Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending: A Study of Consumer Expectations and Policy Implications. I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard): The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues. Michael F. Cannon (Cato): 50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law. From The Washington Monthly, Phillip Longman on the Republican case for waste in health care: Conservatives love to apply “cost-benefit analysis” to government programs — except in health care; in fact, working with drug companies and warning of “death panels”, they slipped language into Obamacare banning cost-effectiveness research. The ignored scandal: Helen Epstein reviews Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner.