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Analysis and Commentary

Feds’ Policy Blunders Allow Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

During the past two weeks, a couple dozen residents of the Quincy Veterans home in Illinois have contracted Legionnaire’s disease and four have died. During this same period, six inmates at California’s San Quentin prison have been diagnosed with the infection, and several dozen more with suggestive symptoms are under observation.


Two Essential Tools For Repairing The Obamacare Damage

by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Health-care savings accounts and high-deductible plans empower consumers and will bring down costs.

Analysis and Commentary

WSJ Highlights

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 31, 2015

I spent part of Sunday catching up on Wall Street Journals that had piled up when I was at my cottage in Canada. Some highlights, in chronological order.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Mistakes Paul Krugman Makes About Medicare's Finances

by Charles Blahousvia E21
Sunday, August 30, 2015

My usual custom when writing about Medicare and Social Security finances is to simply present the relevant data instead of discussing others’ commentaries about the programs.

In the News

New Legislation Adds Momentum To Cadillac-Tax Repeal

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia National Journal
Friday, August 28, 2015

Republican Sen. Dean Heller will introduce legislation to repeal Obamacare's so-called Cadillac tax after Congress resumes, National Journal has learned, and the fight to get rid of the tax will begin in the Senate.

In the News

Drug Costs Dislodge Obamacare As GOP Voters' Top Health Care Concern

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Thursday, August 20, 2015

A majority across the political spectrum favors action to curb rising prices, survey finds.

Analysis and Commentary

Politicians Need A Vaccine That Prevents 'Foot-In-Mouth Disease'

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, August 20, 2015

“Carly Fiorina will probably regret her push for vaccine ‘choice,’” predicted a Washington Post headline last week, referring to statements she made while campaigning in Iowa for the GOP presidential nomination.

Funding Retiree Healthcare Plans

by Robert C. Pozen, Joshua D. Rauhvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New accounting rules won’t cure the budgetary ills of state and local governments. 

In the News

Scott Walker Gets Out Front With Obamacare Replacement Plan

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

He is seeking to differentiate himself from rivals on the subject.

In the News

Gas, Tobacco Taxes To Be Debated In California Legislature

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, August 15, 2015

When lawmakers return from summer break on Monday, they'll have less than a month to solve two huge problems that have vexed the Legislature for decades -- fixing California's crumbling roads and funding health care for the poor.


Health Care Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises 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.