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Analysis and Commentary

Deadly Dysfunction: Bureaucratic Snafus Delay A Novel Approach To Zika

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Abandoning earlier caution about the relationship between the Zika virus and various serious possible sequelae, including microcephaly (a devastating condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains), CDC scientists have confirmed cause and effect.

Scott W. Atlas: Cleaning up the Post-Obamacare Mess: Restoring Quality Health Care at Lower Cost
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Scott W. Atlas: Cleaning up the Post-Obamacare Mess: Restoring Quality Health Care at Lower Cost

with Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution
Monday, April 18, 2016

This talk, which comes on the heels of Atlas’s latest book, Restoring Quality Health Care, brings clarity to the increasingly complex topic of US health-care policy in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. 


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.

In the News

Ryan's Risk Pools Hit On Obamacare Criticism

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Morning Consult
Monday, May 2, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s recent proposal to shift sick people to their own health insurance could place a sizable financial burden on the government, but it also gets at a question that Obamacare supporters are contemplating: How to keep the cost of covering sick people from significantly increasing the cost of insurance for the healthy.

Analysis and Commentary

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. 

In the News

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government

featuring Terry M. Moevia The Perseus Books Group
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Our government is failing us. From health care to immigration, from the tax code to climate change, our political institutions cannot deal effectively with the challenges of modern society. Why the dysfunction? Contemporary reformers single out the usual suspects, including polarization and the rise in campaign spending. But what if the roots go much deeper, to the nation’s founding?

Analysis and Commentary

Hooper And Henderson On Drug Prices

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Patients are heavily insulated from the costs of their care partly because of long-term efforts by policymakers and advocates on the political left. The Affordable Care Act was a notable exception to this trend and, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, following the legislation's passage, patients' insurance deductibles have increased six times as fast as average wages.

Analysis and Commentary

California Needs Bold Fixes, Is Sacramento Up to It?

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sacramento in an election year tends to be a place of caution, hoping to not upset swing voters and activists alike. But 2016 may be different. Earlier this year, Republicans worked with Democrats to reform the Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax - to the dismay of many conservative activists. 

Analysis and Commentary

How The ACA Is Really Performing

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

In March of this year the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) six years in. The document portrays the ACA in a very favorable light, as one would expect for one of the Obama administration’s signature pieces of legislation.

Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama Extols Cuba's Slave-Labor Medical Care

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Barack Obama, fresh from his historic opening to Cuba’s Castro brothers, was effusive in his praise of Cuba’s socialized health care system. Speaking to a town hall in Argentina, Obama gushed: “Medical care–the life expectancy of Cubans is equivalent to that of the United States, despite it being a very poor country, because they have access to health care. 


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.