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What’s Wrong With Health Insurance In America?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Policyed.org
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reforming health insurance in this country begins with redefining our understanding of what insurance is and what it supposed to cover. Insurance isn’t for routine or predictable expenses. Over time, we have come to expect all of our health care to be provided through insurance, and covering more has helped make health insurance cost more.

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How Medicaid Fails The Poor

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Patients enrolled in the program experience nearly the same outcomes as those without insurance.

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The Right Cure To Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It’s time to instill market-based competition, empower consumers, and reduce the federal government’s authority. 

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The Myth Of Medicare's Excellence, And How To Fix It

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Health
Friday, April 29, 2016

As the population ages and risk factors like obesity continue to compound, Americans will increasingly require medical care at an unprecedented level. Among Democratic candidates for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders espouses “Medicare-for-all,” and Secretary Hillary Clinton fights against private options for seniors, while Republican candidate positions remain vague. 

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The Impending Disaster Of Health Care Supply

by Scott W. Atlasvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, April 29, 2016

The Affordable Care Act’s regulations, mandates and taxes have pushed health care in the wrong direction. Along with higher premiums and costly expansion of failing public programs, increasing consolidation among insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and doctor practices reduces competition, hurts consumers and raises prices to patients by thousands of dollars per year.

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ObamaCare Gets a Checkup

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 18, 2016

It’s neither dying nor thriving—but it does need some bitter medicine.

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Better Ideas, Stat

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 18, 2016

Just as predicted, patients are facing higher costs, fewer choices, and swelling bureaucracy. ObamaCare needs urgent care.

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How To Fix The Scandal Of Medicaid And The Poor

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Many doctors won’t take the insurance, and the care patients do receive is inferior. Here’s a solution.

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Rescuing ObamaCare

by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The best cure? High-deductible plans and health savings accounts.

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The Health Of Obamacare

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 11, 2015

The best scholarly analyses of the Affordable Care Act suggest that it’s neither the triumph trumpeted by its proponents nor the disaster suggested by its critics.

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Hoover Institution Press Today Releases Book Highlighting a Market-Based Alternative to ObamaCare Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System (2nd ed.)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Stanford

In this second edition of Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, the authors offer market-based reform alternatives to ObamaCare—the health care reform proposed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010.

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Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System (Even if the Answers Make You Sick), by Charles E. Phelps.

Hoover Institution Press Releases Book Examining the Economic Issues Surrounding the U.S. Health Care System

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Stanford

Hoover Institution Press today released Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System (Even if the Answers Make You Sick), a book by Charles E. Phelps.

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Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform

Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform by George P. Shultz and John B. Shoven

Monday, July 21, 2008
Stanford

A former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and an eminent economist, both Hoover Institution fellows, tackle the biggest social issue of our time in the book Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform (W.W. Norton, 2008).

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The Working Group on Health Care Policy aims to devise public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.

Key principles to guide the group's policy formation include focusing on the central role of individual choice and competitive markets in financing and delivering health services, individual responsibility for health behaviors and decisions, and appropriate guidelines for government intervention in health care markets.