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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Medicare and Medicaid

September 6, 2011 | Cafe Hayek

My druthers

My preferred policy is to eliminate both [Social Security and Medicare] and treat adults like adults...But if we end up keeping some form of Social Security and Medicare, means-testing is the right way to go...
August 26, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Five Myths About Social Security and Medicare

The national discussion on entitlement programs is dazed and confused...
August 19, 2011 | Economics One (blog)

So Much For People To Learn About Medicare Reform

There is so much more for people to learn about the various Medicare proposals out there...
August 17, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Medicare Reform: Obama vs. Ryan

The GOP plan is more effective but may work better if the spending limits are set the way the president proposed...
August 3, 2011 | Great Debate (Reuters)

Entitlement reform would indicate maturity

Serious entitlement reform that reduces the long-run budget pressure would indicate maturity. That’s a better strategy than spending more money in the short run...
June 27, 2011 | EconLog

Medicare: Almost Everybody Loses

John Goodman's health policy blog this morning summarizes the results of a study done for the National Center for Policy Analysis...But there's a big problem with their study...
June 21, 2011 | Creators Syndicate

The Missing Money

Someone needs to say to those who want Social Security and Medicare to continue on unchanged: "Don't you understand? The money is not there any more..."
June 7, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

ObamaCare's Next Constitutional Challenge

The Medicaid provision of the health law spells the death knell for competition among the states...
June 2, 2011 | EconLog

Medicare, Food Stamps, and Rationing

Bryan raises a good question: "Is it 'government rationing of food' if you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps?" The answer is no...
June 2, 2011 | Echoes (Bloomberg)

A History Lesson for Entitlement Reform

Everyone agrees that cutting spending will require difficult decisions on entitlements. And here is where presidential leadership is so essential -- at least that's the lesson from history...